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Mitt Romney: Legislation Is For Letting Me Hide My Tax Returns, Not For Giving You Health Care

Casually loathed industrialist Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, a stay-at-home mother of five middle-aged men, recently allowed the soothing but cunning Diane Sawyer unfettered access to the Romney home, raw and uncut, so that Mitt could remind the American public, again, of why they’re still not that into Mitt Romney. Okay, presumably that wasn’t really Mitt’s intention but that’s how this most recent charm offensive went down. For example, Mitt thought to win our favor by making believe that dinner table banter at the Romney household used to involve “humor of one kind or another, most of which can’t be repeated on the air.” And, indeed, how easy it is to picture Mitt and Ann, their cheeks bulging with Skoal, cracking open a couple more Miller Lites and chortling bodily as the young Tagg and Dack take turns imitating their favorite Lenny Bruce bits. That probably actually happened, in an undiscovered painting by DalĂ­ that the artist thought a touch too surreal and tucked away at his summer place on Neptune. But the most sordid revelation (with some actual believability) was Mitt’s admission–revolutionary, for a Republican presidential candidate in 2012–that legislation passed by the Congress may actually reflect the will of the “American public,” so long as that legislation lets Romney keep his tax returns, dodgily, leagues from any hint of public scrutiny. Read more on Mitt Romney: Legislation Is For Letting Me Hide My Tax Returns, Not For Giving You Health Care…
  i see yer harvard law review

CNN Polls Nation’s Top Constitutional Scholars, the General Public, About Important Constitution Issues

CNN doesn’t really know how to come up with an original perspective on an issue, so they like to poll the general public about things in which they have no expertise. And now it turns out that Americans are nearly evenly split on whether the Constitution protects gay marriage and whether the U.S. should pass a constitutional amendment negating automatic citizenship for children born in the U.S. of foreign parents. How can our top experts be in such conflict over these things? Read more on CNN Polls Nation’s Top Constitutional Scholars, the General Public, About Important Constitution Issues…
  si se puede

Gallup Comes Up With Solution To Social Security Insolvency

There has long been a lot of pessimism over Social Security. Those good-for-nothing Baby Boomers are going to bankrupt the system, just like they did to Lehman Brothers and Groovy Acid-Tripping, Inc. back in the day. But something came out today: Gallup took a poll and quantified that pessimism. It turns out 6 out of 10 workers do not believe Social Security will be able to pay them a benefit when they retire. That quantification may seem like a simple statement of fact, but really it’s a SOLUTION. Read more on Gallup Comes Up With Solution To Social Security Insolvency…