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Healthcare Protests: Confusing Politicains Since 2009

Editorial Cartoon by Ramirez

Editorial Cartoon by Ramirez

The recent string of summer town hall meetings held by the President and members of Congress have brought out a wave of protests against the proposed health care program.  This should not be a surprise.  Americans have been exercising their First Amendment rights in the form of protests since the bill of rights became part of the Constitution.  Before that, there were still protests, like the one depicted above.  The protests occurring all around the country today, however, are a different type of protest than we’re used to.
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Taxation, Charity, and Healthcare

Editorial cartoon from www.mediabistro.com

Editorial cartoon from www.mediabistro.com

Considering the current political scene, I find myself often thinking about taxes, taxation, and the economy.  The way I see it, there are two fundamental conditions under which people allow themselves to be taxed: that they have representation on the body that taxes them, and that they in some way benefit from the government’s use of their money.
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Carbon Dioxide, A Pollutant?!

Associated Press File Photo by Robert F. Bukaty

Associated Press File Photo by Robert F. Bukaty

I hear that the new administration of the EPA has pushed through a judgement that Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant to be regulated under the Clean Air Act.  While an analysis of CO2 as a pollutant had been forced by a suit against the EPA, the Bush Administration worked to slow the process as much as possible to prevent the potentially dangerous impact of such a judgement on the economy.  It seems that the Obama Administration intends to force the country into its environmental policy through a lesser-of-two-evils battle between EPA regulation and the notorious cap-and-trade legislation that the liberals are trying to push through.
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