Friday, November 20, 2009


A legal question:

Is this statutory rape???

Or is it just a moosedemeanor?


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Letter to My Senators

Dear Senator,

I am concerned about The Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R.3962). I do not support the following key components, among others:

1. Public Option
2. Employers are required to provide coverage or an 8% payroll fee
3. Mandatory coverage or 2.5% income penalty fee

I strongly believe in the free market, and the large increases in health care costs can be primarily attributed to government interference. To reduce costs, the following measures should be taken:

1. Medicare/medicaid reform/reduction
2. Individual health insurance premiums for all Americans should be tax deductible just like employer-provided plans
3. Open up competition between insurance companies by enabling “regulatory federalism” that would allow individuals and employers to purchase health insurance from other states
4. Decrease barriers of entry to health care providers (facilities and professionals)
5. Tort reform
6. Availability of tax advantaged Health Care Savings Accounts for all Americans

Please consider increasing real market competition to lower health care costs and improve quality, not more government controls and mandates.

Thank you.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quotes for the Day

  • Used to the conditions of a capitalistic environment, the average American takes it for granted that every year business makes something new and better accessible to him. Looking backward upon the years of his own life, he realizes that many implements that were totally unknown in the days of his youth and many others which at that time could be enjoyed only by a small minority are now standard equipment of almost every household. He is fully confident that this trend will prevail also in the future. He simply calls it the American way of life and does not give serious thought to the question of what made this continuous improvement in the supply of material goods possible.
  • The most serious dangers for American freedom and the American way of life do not come from without.
  • Full government control of all activities of the individual is virtually the goal of both national parties.

Ludwig von Mises - Economic Freedom and Interventionism