If a coal, oil or gas company pulled something like this the EPA would send out SWAT teams and the U.S. Marshals to track down the offenders, bankrupt or not.
Hundreds of thousands of government workers were laid off, national parks, monuments and other federal tourist attractions were closed, veterans were shortchanged, etc. All because the Republicans in the House of Representatives didn’t vote the necessary money for them, right? Wrong!
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to increase the city’s cigarette tax by $.75 a pack, which would raise the combined local and state tax rate to $7.42 a pack- the highest in the nation. The video above, by Fox 32, features the Heartland Institute’s John Nothdurft and his brief, yet powerful, opinion on the proposed tax increase.
Chris Hayes says that the Tea Party faction and right-wing activists are “lying” to the American people and the Republican leadership in Washington. But Ben points out, rightly, that the bigger lie was that Obamacare was ready for prime time.
By the middle of October, if everything stays on schedule, Mexico’s legislators may well prove that they haven’t learned a thing from policies that have been tried and failed, from Denmark to New York City.