There are not enough words to answer Tom here, so let's just look at one of his suggestions. Raising corporate tax rates will increase prices, including prices for food, clothing, and shelter, causing undue burdens on the poor. Hey buddy, you need to think these things through.
"The size of government doesn't matter" is, I agree, a big lie. Another is "The size of our national debt doesn't matter." They who would repeat such drivel as true and reasonable have joined Pollyanna's school of wishful thinking.
Seems the global warming has missed us, at least lately.
I do have a list of several concerns which I hope to somehow ease, and what one might possibly do to help. Global warming is a ways down the list, and I surely would never consider any carbon tax proposal - at least not until we have the major polluters of the world on board. Let's concentrate on more urgent problems for which there may be reasonable solutions, like the chasm between the rich and poor.
What are "auxiliary non-state funds."
I wish CU sports support were more transparent. The CU Foundation has millions and millions, and hides in the background with information which should be public. What are they hiding? (This has been the way of things all the way back to the early 70's.) If there is an advantage to hiding their position and finances, I can't imagine that advantage overcoming the value of sharing the whole truth of the way things work at CU.
An uncle of mine served in WWII, and upon his return would not go hunting. I asked him why and he said, "Give the squirrel a gun too, and then judge if it's "sport." I wonder how aggressive we'd be if we pondered the notion some day our enemies will also have drones.
From 'O's point of view, the act IS working. One of his goals is to make us more like Europe, and another is to make us more dependent on gubmit. The law is indeed working toward his goals. God help us.
As always Ed, thanks. One of your most loyal fans.
Without regard to your own spiritual understandings and beliefs, I wish you the peace and joy that great silent night brought to the shepherds and all who followed the star. Wise men still seek Him.
So, Iran has agreed to stall a program they deny exists, in exchange for several billion dollars. The Kerry/Obama duo have made a deal with folks who deny the right of our strongest Mideast ally to exist. God help us.