You're not alone: energycitizens.org has been running TV ads to mobilize citizens against cap-and-trade. Then we've got ads asking our help in preventing the nationalsocialization of health care and even more ads pointing out the ill effects of adding a tax on soft drinks.* Plus, here in Indy, competing pro/con campaigns on floating a loan to "fix up" recently-renovated (and yet claimed to be in disrepair -- so did we get ripped off already?) Wishard Hospital, a plan that could result in a real-estate tax increase even larger than the recent huge increase.
Hey, Congress? President Obama? Ijits at Wishard? We're in a recession. Turning the public upside down and shaking us to get the last few cents from our pockets and purses is prolly gonna make us angry. You won't like us when we're angry. --Aw, hell, you don't like us now. But you like your jobs, don't you? 2010 is upon us -- and 2012 is not that far off.
* Some of the Great Minds have even proposed using such a tax to pay for the extra cost of nationalsocialized health care -- you know, the "plan" that's supposed to save money? Soooo, let's see if we can follow the thinking: sugary soft drinks are bad for you, so we will tax it to make you drink them less, then use the tax revenue to pay for health care...revenue that will drop as you make healthier choices based on the tax? Yeah, gee, that'd work: if soda pop were the sole cause of disease, injury and illness. I'm not finding it listed very high on the CDC's stats.
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