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10 years 4 months ago

<p><strong>I Hate Taxes</strong> <br /> <br /> I have to be honest. I don't like to pay taxes any more than anyone else does. I do not feel like a patriot when I write a check to the IRS. I feel like a lot of my tax money is wasted, and I don't like the fact that I have little control over the taxes I pay. As I earn more money, not only do my taxes go up, but my tax rate goes up as well. For years, my property tax went up every year as the housing bubble grew. Now that prices are contracting, I have...

10 years 6 months ago

<p>Every president since Nixon has promised to make the U.S. energy independent. Yet each successive administration has seen us become ever more dependent upon fossil fuels extracted from foreign lands. Why does a noble goal such as energy independence elude the U.S.? Let's investigate.<br /> <br /> <strong>Money Talks</strong><br /> <br /> The U.S. is an energy hog. We are 5% of the world's population, and we consume 25% of the world's oil. We consume on average double the amount of...