This proposed policy change is based on false perceptions of the urban gunslingers and is totally lacking in any sort of data. It is reckless policy that will make matters worse.
Let me suggest you watch this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTfM7WGdWpM and read this article - http://www.usatoday.com/communities/ondead… - for an indication of some of the things that can go wrong.
Cutting the arts is not just a quality of life issue, it is also an economic concern. People travel to attend art exhibits and spend money. Cutting this budget does little to impact the budget deficit, but will impact the economy.
Interesting. We have 3 new Walgreens in the area alone. So how bad in the pill business hurting?
His only source of taxable income was his salary as a legislator?
Have you ever given someone an aspirin after they complained of having a headache? How about telling someone they look terrible and should go home because they have the flu? Ever compared joint aches with someone else? All of these common activities are "practicing medicine" without a license according to the definition in the Idaho code. So I agree that the charge is a stretch, which is nothing new for the Ada County Prosecutor's Office. Assault - yes. Fraud - maybe. But the statute is either too vague or I'll have to stop dispensing my medical opinion.
If libertarians have their way, who will protect us from corporate harm? The myth of self-regulating business is just that - a myth. What do Massey Energy, Toyota, and BP/Transocean/Halliburton have in common? Based on the evidence to date, their products or services have killed people. Very few individuals have the ability to test their food, ensure the safety of their autos, or make sure that their employer is not paying them less because of their race or gender. The right to manufacture a dangerous product or to discriminate should not exist. No one should be able to use an organization to kill, harm, steal, or dehumanize. The federal government is the only protection we have, and that is not saying much lately after the fall of the regulatory model in this country.
It is past time for the state to break the contract with Corrections Corporation of America. Clearly CCA is failing to perform its duties. Inmates are at risk, and the state's liability continues to grow. For-profit prisons are failures except for the stockholders.
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