Obamacare More Unpopular Than Ever but Mark Pryor Would Vote for It Again

Voters of Arkansas, the majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, but Senator Mark Pryor stated just this past April that he would vote for it again.  From the Huffington Post:

"A majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, the highest share since President Barack Obama's health care reforms became law more than four years ago, according to survey findings released Friday.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's health care tracking poll for July reveals that 53 percent of people view the Affordable Care Act unfavorably, a jump of 8 percentage points since June. July's results mark the fifth time since April 2010, and the first time since January, that at least half of Americans are not supportive of the health care reform law." 

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Internet Tax Freedom Act Due To Expire In November

Internet_Tax.jpgIf the Senate does not act quickly, we may see our taxes increase in November.

The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1998, and it placed a ban on internet taxation. It also included a moratorium on “multiple and discriminatory taxes”  on the purchase of internet goods. It was extended over the years three times, with the most recent extension in 2007 by President George Bush. It is due to expire November 1, 2014.

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We the People – The Little Platoons

This article was written by Marcia Chambliss and originally published in the August 2014 issue of The Alabama Gazette.

To her credit, First Lady Michelle Obama has raised awareness regarding our dietary habits and suggested that Americans should stop “super-sizing” their food portions to solve our nation’s obesity and health problems. Unfortunately, few in Washington D.C. have any similar detrmination to stop “super-sizing” our government to save our liberties.

We understand the overreach of government threatens our individual liberties, but could it possibly be a reason for a diminished love for America? 

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Why Women Love Guns

The anti-gun movement named Everytown for Gun Safety has come under criticism for a misfired attempt to promote gun control. In fact, the scenario they depict in their latest video is a big reason why women have been flocking to buy firearms in record numbers. 

They enact a plot of domestic violence, where a madman breaks into a home with mother and child inside. The woman calls the police, but it’s not enough to save her. Her tormentor shoots and the victim falls prey to the statistical numbers Everytown uses to push their anti-gun agenda...

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The Kindness of a (Liberal) Stranger

IMG_1941.JPGToday we live in a society where we are constantly on the go. We rarely have time to say "hello" much less to stop and have a meaningful conversation with a neighbor or acquaintance. Increasingly, we are also allowing our views to be shaped by the media or internet and allowing ourselves to be segregated by our political ideology.

Personally, I am guilty of all of the above. I am constantly running from one activity to the next and rarely have time to engage with the humans around me who are trapped in the same rat race. I believe this is one of the reasons why our country has become so divided. Instead of having a meaningful conversation with the person down the street or at the grocery store to try to understand their point of view, oftentimes, we form our view of people by reading internet articles or the comments that follow. We are allowing ourselves to create an opinion of the liberal across the street or at the store without ever talking to the actual person.

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