Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2009

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    The Bleak Moderate

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jessica Anderson | Tagged ,

    The Wall Street Journal’s editorial section today once again grabs my attention. The column, “The Blue Dogs’ Final Dilemma” suggests that the world of moderate politics is dead and that Americans should stop believing in the supernatural powers of ‘across-the-aisle partnerships’. The future of bipartisanship, which once again has failed to progress Obama’s health care […]

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    Hands Off My Healthcare!

    Posted in Healthcare By Zach McMichael | Tagged , ,

    Next week (August 2 – August 8), a few members of Civitas will be traveling around the state on a "Hands Off My Healthcare" tour, hosted by the NC chapter of Americans For Prosperity. I invite everyone to come out and support our rallies in multiple cities through out the state. Come ask us any […]

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    Consumers Really Like Taxpayer Subsidized New Cars

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Taylor Holgate | Tagged ,

    No surprise here, federal “cash for clunkers” program has been a big hit. People really like when the government forces the tax payers to pick up the tab for $3,500 of their new car. If you were planning on participating and haven’t made it to the dealership yet I suggest you go today. It looks […]

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    Where's Bev's Concern for Working Families Now?

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Chris Hayes | Tagged , , ,

    Gov. Perdue scuttled last week's budget agreement over her concern over raising income taxes on "working families and middle class families" yet has openly supported increasing the cigarette tax up to $1 per pack. I'd like to point out to the Governor the hypocrisy of her statement.  Take this chart from Gallup for example: So […]

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    Who Are "We"?

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour

    The Foundation for Economic Education article gets at something that has bothered me for quite a while. When politicians, speaking to a crowd of people, say that "we" need to do something to "fix" this or that, nobody seems to question the collectivist mindset behind such terminology. The first-person plural form is not merely a convenience, as […]

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