Lincoln is probably clawing his way out of his grave as we speak. Our first republican president would probably like to lay a smackdown on many in his state, and some in DC who came from there. I just read an article about an "obesity" tax. Come on. Don't obese people already have enough taxes? on their heart, their legs, their life in general? Someone somewhere thinks that IF we make sweet things more expensive, there'd be less obesity? Just like taxing cigarettes makes people stop smoking, just like taxing gasoline makes people quit driving, just like taxing property makes people want to stop owning? Wake up silly liberals. Stop taxing. Taxing is just a way to control the people who elected you more. More money in the citizens hands means less money in the governments hands, which is fantastic. More money in our citizens hand means more money in the economy which leads to a faster economic recovery. I'm not an economist. I'm not a socialist. I'm not an anti-government radical. I'm a government in it's place radical. It's place is serving you and me and the MAJORITY, not the minority (remember health care legislation anyone?). Stop trying to tax us into submission, remember what happened to jolly ole England?