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New York, New York?

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Cue the band!  And a one, and a two… I’m spreading the news, Your taxings grow worse. Still want to be a part of it? New York, New York? Those vagabond shoes, Can’t choose but to stay. You walk around so blind to it New York, New York? I want to wake up the big…

Hot Air Is Taxing

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Those of you paying attention—the more perspicacious in the audience—picked up on the recent charades by your local governments to levy taxes on soda pop in efforts to raise revenue…all in the name of health. Peeved from the realization of what this brand of problem solving yields, many raised concerns over where this all was…

A Tax On Soda?

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In the last month, I have read a number of articles about the Obesity Epidemic , including one titled “City Set To Hear Testimony On Soda taxes”, another on “Chicago Soda Tax Hike: Aldermen Consider New Sugary Drink Tax In Hearing” and one more begging to ask “Should We Tax Soda To Discourage Obesity?” Ever since then I…

Context: Exceptionalism…

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For the last four to six years, if not longer, many people have accused now President Barack Obama of not believing in America’s exceptionalism.  From Rush Limbaugh to Sean Hannity, the list goes on.  Likewise, so does the list of those who defend him and his stance. If you search through the internet netherworld on the…