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Unlimited Government. Unlimited Tobacco Taxation – Financing Terrorism. Must reads

June 8, 2010
Deroy Murdock
The Era of Unlimited Government

NEW YORK –  “Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business,” President Calvin Coolidge told journalists in March 1929.

If Coolidge suddenly sprang to life today, he would look around and drop dead.

Washington Democrats are minding their own business…and everyone else’s. In this Era of Unlimited Government, the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats stick their snouts anywhere they will fit, without the guidance of common sense, frugality, nor any sense of priorities. For today’s federal government, it’s everything, all the time.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=37129

Deroy Murdock
Tobacco Taxes Finance Terrorism

NEW YORK — The next terror attack on America could be a self-inflicted wound – specifically a cigarette burn.

Politicians expand tobacco taxes to discourage smoking and feed their own nicotine-like addiction to public spending. Like so many others, this government action smolders with unintended consequences. Tobacco taxes create a perfect arbitrage opportunity that radical Muslims exploit to collect money for terrorist groups that murder Americans and our allies. Tobacco taxes should be cut, or at least frozen, before they fuel further Islamic-extremist violence.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=37363

Mr. Murdock, a New York-based commentator to HUMAN EVENTS, is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.
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