Sometime in the next 10 weeks or so, U.S. citizens will learn whether the Supreme Court will uphold the first significant health care reform in nearly a half-century. It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in
politics or couldn’t give a hoot, the decision will directly impact
you, your family and your friends for years to come.
There are few words that can elicit as visceral a reaction as "taxes." Nobody likes to pay unnecessary taxes but, thanks to a generation of proselytizing by the Republican Party, many people don't understand the concept of the common good and view all taxes as bad. And yet corporations bend and twist the tax system to their advantage, leaving some U.S. citizens to pay a higher tax rate than many multinational, billion-dollar corporations. That's maddening.