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Government Giving Big Pharma $2 Billion Shot In The Arm

In order to speed production and development of new vaccines and try to inoculate more people, the Federal government is pumping almost $2 billion into helping researchers and biotechnology companies develop new drugs, vaccines and equipment to shorten the six- to nine-month time frame currently needed to make a flu vaccine, according to an Aug. 25 article in The Wall Street Journal

Poll Reveals That Obama’s Endorsement Can Hurt Political Candidacy

Endorsements from well-known politicians are designed to bolster a candidate’s electoral fortunes, but a recent poll reveals that public support from several high-profile figures can have the opposite effect. 

FreedomFest Attendees Speak Out Against Tax System And Legal Practice

Earlier this summer, the annual FreedomFest — a major libertarian event — was held in Las Vegas, bringing more than 2,000 guests, including Steve Forbes, to discuss ideas such as sovereignty, free markets and the role of government. Now, a survey taken after the event has shed some light on the modern libertarian movement. 

Survey Suggests Fierce Party Competition In November

Popular wisdom has it that the incumbent president's party is doomed to lose the first midterm elections, and predictions are not any different this year. However, a new survey suggests that Republicans may still have to fight for every single vote. 

In Memoriam, Obama’s Omission, Political Arrogance And Investment Advice

*A request worth repeating.  Rest in peace, Donald C. Unsworth of Rome, Ga. While we never met, I know I would have liked you. How can I tell?  By this notice for your funeral: “In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asked that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the campaign of whoever […]

The Red Carpet For Mustapha

Perhaps the most oft-repeated slogan of the War on Terror is “…fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here.” Irrefutable logic when weighed against the designs of every two bit desert-dwelling nut job with a B-40 and a dream. But what happens if the aforementioned nut job already has the B-40 (or 500 pounds of ammonium nitrate) and the dream; but isn’t dwelling in the desert? What if he’s in Detroit, or downtown Manhattan? 

Watchdog Group Sues Labor Department Over ‘Rightful Wage’ Regulation

Comedian Stephen Colbert may have defended migrant workers' rights before Congress last week, but an anti-corruption watchdog organization is suing the government to obtain documents regarding its wage policy towards illegal immigrants. 

Obama Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Measure That Aims To Help Small Businesses, Create Jobs

In an effort to stimulate job growth and revive entrepreneurship, President Barack Obama signed a $42 billion bill on Sept. 27 to help small businesses in the United States. 

Internet Surveillance Proposal Raises Constitutional Questions

There is a new legislative plan that, if implemented, would require social media services such as Skype or Facebook to comply with a wiretap order. 

Unequal Taxes

President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats continue to foster class envy with their pledge to extend President George W. Bush-era tax cuts for one group of people and allow them to expire for another.

You have probably heard that if Congress doesn’t act, taxes will increase substantially on everyone beginning Jan. 1, 2011. That’s because, in order to get Democrat consent to pass a series of tax cuts in 2001 and 2005, an expiration date on the tax cuts had to be included in the bill.

That day is fast approaching and Congress is set to adjourn very soon without considering the tax issue.

Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) say they want to extend the tax cuts for those making less than $250,000. But since they consider anyone making $250,000 or more to be rich, Obama and his Marxist cohorts want those people to pay higher taxes. It’s all about the rich “paying their fair share” and Obama, Pelosi and Reid think they know what fair is.

Continue reading to learn James Madison’s thoughts on fairness. 

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