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The real problem with earmarks

The current rage, as our Congress tries to restore its incinerated reputation, is to attack the problem of earmarks, those nasty tidbits used to buy votes, pay back favors, etc.  Of course, they represent a mere one percent of the … Continue reading

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But what about “general welfare”?

If you think the “general welfare” clause in the Constitution gives the Congress the right to be involved in healthcare, you have lots of company. Unfortunately, they have no such right. I refer you to an excellent review of this … Continue reading

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