JANUARY 8, 2008


"Taxes on consumption are always least burdensome, because they are least felt, and are borne too by those who are both willing and able to pay them; that of all taxes on consumption, those on foreign commerce are most compatible with the genius and policy of free States." -- James Madison (1751-1836), Address to the States, April 25, 1783

(See....., the idea of a "Fair Tax" type of system has been around for a long time.... isn't it about time?)
LINKS:
The fringe of Ron Paul supporters are killing his chances:  http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/07/556622.aspx

Environmentalists pushing for federal programs for urban trees:  http://www.nwcn.com/statenews/washington/stories/NW_010708WAB_urban_trees_SW.1b608a48.html

Illinois inmates sue sheriff for $2 million for serving soggy cookies (no, I'm not kidding):  http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0107082food1.html

Pregnant high school girls request maternity leave:  http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_7899096

The problem that none of the candidates is addressing:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/magazine/06PAKISTAN-t.html?_r=1&ref=world&oref=slogin

It was probably a "staged" incident:  http://greatmindsthinkright.com/more.php?id=1220_0_1_0_M

Preventing earmarks and add-ons would be a tremendous gain for our nation:  http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/564cnumm.asp

Congress tacked on nearly 9000 new earmarks in the omnibus spending bill:  http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110011090&mod=RSS_Opinion_Journal&ojrss=frontpage

"What experience???"  I say again, "what experience???":  http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/554fwchn.asp

Who is paying the taxes:  http://treas.gov/press/releases/js1287.htm

Bad news for the internet:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7118452.stm

Don't click on banner ads:  http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2007/11/doubleclick

A different "inconvenient truth":  http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110011096

Liberal lunacy:  http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MikeSAdams/2008/01/08/sometimes_you_feel_like_a_nut,_sometimes_you_don’t


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