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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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RG
Buena Vista, VA

OK, I'll try not to feel too smug in my criticism of Italy, but I don't think we'd ever go that far in the USA.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

@ RG

Germans never thought they would go as far as they did under Adolf Hitler. Romans didn't think they were going that far, as their government borrowed, spend and taxed more. Few people thought a president would used an executive order to force people to purchase items and lie about it being a tax.

That's the problem with the voters in this country. They keep believing that if we just give up a little more of our freedom, take away just a little bit of our rights then the other side will be happy. That has never happened in the history of the world. It's all or nothing.

Trax just needs a small tax increase, a year later just another small tax increase, another year later anothe small tax increase....The taxes never go away. We are still paying taxes for programs that are built and should be funded by the riders only. Instead we fund their vacations.

one old man
Ogden, UT

But science doesn't really exist.

Just ask those who deny climate change.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

So Italian. Like our current personal injury lawyers, if something goes wrong someone must be at fault and pay the price.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "one old man" who denies that the climate is changing? I have never heard of a scientist declaring that the climate is a constant.

RG
Buena Vista, VA

@Liberal Ted: Point taken. It almost sounds like you are giving the conservative line (which I wholeheartedly agree with) in spite of your screen name. I still don't think we'd go as far as jailing scientists however.But it is very scary how far we have gone, and it is scary that so many people support Obama in spite of the fact that he wasted billions for nothing, was anything but transparent, is economically clueless, supported backroom deals to pass Obamacare which no one even read, etc.

@one old man. I am a scientist, admittedly not a climate scientist, and I am a climate change skeptic, at least skeptical about man's role. Temps have not gone up in about 15 years. I look forward to the time when we can have pure science, disentangled from politics/media hype.

one old man
Ogden, UT

RG, so do I. It will be interesting to see which way it goes.

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