Does the government punish single people?

New York Times columnist Charles Blow doesn’t like marriage. “I have been married. I no longer am. I do not see remarriage in my future,” Blow writes . “I am also keenly aware of the nudging of those around me, who are married or aspire to be and who falsely assume that an eventual marriage is the only way to be truly happy and whole, to have completed the checklist of life. I rebuke all of that.”
Blow’s column goes on to celebrate the recent decline of marriage, noting, “we are nearing a time when there will be more unmarried adults in the United States than married ones.

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The future of vaccine mandates will likely come down to Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett

On October 29, Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention will start enforcing a rule requiring all health care workers in the state to be vaccinated against Covid-19 — unless the Supreme Court intervenes to stop it.
Does v. Mills is the first significant case to reach the justices that places a Covid-19 vaccination requirement against “religious liberty” claims brought by individuals who refuse vaccination. It is unlikely to be the last.
It’s also significant that Does involves a government mandate requiring certain individuals to be vaccinated.

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Why Do Democrats Want To Create More Eric Garners?

The 2014 killing of Eric Garner by a New York City police officer is an example of how enforcement of even petty laws (in this case, tobacco taxes) can be lethal. Peddling a few loose cigarettes in defiance of the government might carry a death sentence when cops impose the state’s will.

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Kyrsten Sinema Didn’t Always Oppose Taxing the Rich

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is attempting to single-handedly block Democrats from paring back Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations to fund their health care, climate, and anti-poverty reconciliation bill — even though she voted against those Trump tax cuts in the House and then campaigned against them during her Senate bid.
Politico reported Wednesday that “Sinema remains opposed to one of the party’s chief goals of raising tax rates on high-income earners and corporations,” adding that this “increasingly appears like a red line” for the senator.

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Kyrsten Sinema Didn’t Always Oppose Taxing the Rich

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is attempting to single-handedly block Democrats from paring back Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations to fund their health care, climate, and anti-poverty reconciliation bill — even though she voted against those Trump tax cuts in the House and then campaigned against them during her Senate bid.
Politico reported Wednesday that “Sinema remains opposed to one of the party’s chief goals of raising tax rates on high-income earners and corporations,” adding that this “increasingly appears like a red line” for the senator.

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Kyrsten Sinema Didn’t Always Oppose Taxing the Rich

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is attempting to single-handedly block Democrats from paring back Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations to fund their health care, climate, and anti-poverty reconciliation bill — even though she voted against those Trump tax cuts in the House and then campaigned against them during her Senate bid.
Politico reported Wednesday that “Sinema remains opposed to one of the party’s chief goals of raising tax rates on high-income earners and corporations,” adding that this “increasingly appears like a red line” for the senator.

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Kyrsten Sinema Didn’t Always Oppose Taxing the Rich

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is attempting to single-handedly block Democrats from paring back Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations to fund their health care, climate, and anti-poverty reconciliation bill — even though she voted against those Trump tax cuts in the House and then campaigned against them during her Senate bid.
Politico reported Wednesday that “Sinema remains opposed to one of the party’s chief goals of raising tax rates on high-income earners and corporations,” adding that this “increasingly appears like a red line” for the senator.

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ALEX BRUMMER: Rishi’s budget plan will make Britain less competitive

The folly of raising taxes: Chancellor’s budget plans risk making Britain less competitive, says ALEX BRUMMER
By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail
Published: 16:55 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 06:17 EDT, 22 October 2021

There are a screed of caveats surrounding the fast improving state of the public finances. Not least is the fact that borrowing this year could still come in at, or above, £200billion.

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Why Corporations Love DC’s Daily “Tip Sheets” Emails

Democrats in Washington have been negotiating the terms of President Joe Biden’s economic, health care, and climate bill for seven months, and most Americans have no idea what’s in it — or which popular provisions conservative Democrats are helping their corporate donors try to kill.

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The Biden Administration’s Medicaid-Expansion Scheme

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Focusing on merely expanding ‘health coverage’ will do nothing to address the inadequate supply of health care in states such as North Carolina.
Medicaid-expansion discussions have accelerated in North Carolina as the governor and the General Assembly attempt to come to a final agreement on a general-fund budget for the biennium.

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