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- Problems on the supply side [2008-11-30]
- People often believe they pay too much tax. Some ideologues see reducing taxation as being good because it gives the government less tax-payer money to spend, (sometimes known as 'starving the beast'). However, taxes can be reduced and the government have less tax-payer money to spend, but the result is that government debt is increased. Tax cuts do not increase revenues.
- Health and Social Insecurity [2008-11-28 | Revised]
- There is no US law (or common understanding) that says every person in the USA is entitled, as a right, to health care, and there are people who think 'I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.' After all, 'Medical science knows very little about your ailment, Mr Figby, except that it probably would be much worse under socialized medicine!'
- Health and Social Insecurity [2008-03-13]
- There is no US law (or common understanding) that says every person in the USA is entitled, as a right, to health care, and there are people who think 'I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.'
- To change the world [2008-06-01 | Revised]
- ... candor requires acknowledgment that the Framers of our Constitution, to forge the 13 Colonies into one Nation, openly compromised this principle of equality with its antithesis: slavery. When the Tennessee legislature ratified the19th amendment to the US constitution (18 August 1920),women were soon to have the right to vote throughout the USA.
- An average voter and other insults [2007-06-24]
- Politician Winston Churchill said 'The biggest argument against democracy is a five-minute discussion with the average voter', political adviser Henry Kissinger did not trust Chilean voters, and economist Bryan Caplan has said 'voters are worse than ignorant'. Perhaps we should be more worried about politicians and economists than voters.
- Doubts and interpretations in US religions
[2008-04-29 | Revised]
- One has to be very careful when talking about any religion in the USA, and especially careful when examining any of the multiple Christian religions.