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Is ObamaCare the Largest Tax Increase in History?

Healthcare Reform

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Individual Mandate is constitutional. This means that the Federal Government may require citizens to carry health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

In response, Conservatives are claiming that this fortifies their argument that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is the largest increase in taxes on the American “middle-class”. However, facts seem to state otherwise:

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Nuclear as a Deterrence Or Unjustified Power?

The Nuclear Bomb Peace Sign

Deterrence for war?

The application of nuclear armaments is a strongly contested topic in foreign and domestic affairs. There are many arguments challenging the utilization and proliferation of atomic weapons. In contemporary times there have been broad shades of support and protest against certain powers possessing atomic weapons. Historically, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have been only used once and despite the global propagation of atomic weapons there have been no world wars since the 1940s. Some have arrived at the conclusion that the initial use of WMDs by the United States against the belligerent state of Japan was the best possible option for national defense.
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A more progessive solution to the Jobs Crisis?

Unemployment Lines

Unemployment Lines at Career Fairs

A strong criticism of President Barack Obama from liberals and conservatives is that his policies have not been very effective at reducing the unemployment rate in the United States. The President, along with Congress, is suffering from very low approval ratings from the general public. While Wall Street is doing very well, main street continues to suffer amid the housing crisis. The opposition party is amassing their political strategy to challenge the incumbent President in 2012. What other economic policies does the President currently have at his disposal? Well, one solution, as supported by progressives is the Humphrey-Hawkins Act or HR 870. This act is a comprehensive jobs bill similar to the legislation proposed during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration (during the Great Depression). The following is a quoted summary outlining the proposed bill that would benefit taxpaying Americans:

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MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Citizen’s United [VIDEO]

MSNBC: Countdown with Keith Olbermann

MSNBC: Countdown with Keith Olbermann

The sudden rise of Super PACs are almost exclusively tied to the Supreme Court ruling on Citizen’s United v. Federal Elections Commission. This in turn will grant corporations, unions and individuals the right to donate unlimited funds to outside groups to campaign for or against candidates (1).

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War in Afghanistan: A Lost Cause? [VIDEO]

Troops in Afghanistan

Troops in Afghanistan

This is a debate that focuses on the modern U.S. and NATO coalition efforts in Afghanistan. This is a summary and visual recreation of a piece presented by NPR, as well as subjective public opinion on the issue. We have allowed the subject manner to be left up to the interpretation by the viewer.

 

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Globalization and Weapons Trade

Small Arms TradeCorn, oil, diamonds, skyscrapers, and fiat currencies were just a few ideas that arose as I mulled through different items to reflect upon for their influence in globalization. However, I must focus my attention on an issue that not only affects many other humans globally, but also encompasses how we value other physical objects.The abundance of arms trafficking between developed nations and third world countries have a very prominent effect on international relations.

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demöso: Now Open

We have finally opened a media source that will utilize the latest version of WordPress (3.2). While there is a certain level of development still underway, we are working diligently to provide more content.