If you like being totally misinformed like some finks on this board...
PEW SURVEY: Daily Show Viewers Most Knowledgable, Fox News Viewers Rank Lowest
A new study by the Pew Research Study shows that viewers of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report have the highest knowledge of national and international affairs, while Fox News viewers rank nearly dead last.
Despite significant technology shifts, however, Pew found that “today’s citizens are about as able to name their leaders, and are about as aware of major news events, as was the public nearly 20 years ago.”
The results about Fox News echo findings of previous surveys. In 2003, a World Public Opinion/University of Maryland survey studied the public’s belief in three false claims — that Iraq possessed WMD, that Iraq was involved in 9/11, and that there was international support for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
The researchers stated, “The extent of Americans’ misperceptions vary significantly depending on their source of news. Those who receive most of their news from Fox News are more likely than average to have misperceptions.” Fox News viewers were “three times more likely than the next nearest network to hold all three misperceptions.”
Agreed, this is a real problem, lawyers can destroy an industry.
Ridiculous lawsuits and settlements almost completely wiped out the private aviation manufacturing industry in the 80's and 90's by driving up insurance costs to unfeasable levels.
A ton of money could be saved by Tort Reform. Ever see what a surgeon has to pay for liability insurance? BS. And it's passed on to you and me. I don't blame them though. It's the cost of too many lawers looking for blood in the water.
Yes, thanks for reminding. Did forget the lawyers. I can't comment on medicare. I am not a US citizen and don't know that system. But I think several things about the current system need improvement. People should be insured regardless of preexisting conditions and your insurance company should not be allowed to drop you once you are diagnosed with a disease. I am for personal insurance that is independent of your employment status. Don't like power to employers nor to the governement.
The US clearly has the worst and most expensive health care system of all the countries I have lived in. A lot of money could be saved by eliminating the horrendous administration and the health care lobby that is busy running the scary ads about all those "inferior social programs in Europe and Canada where you simply die when waiting for treatment". That would probably circumvent most tax increases. Unfortunately it is easier to slap a couple of percentage points onto taxes.
I agree, some will have more and some less, no problem there.
Denny, lets get real about the tax. What is your tax % on real income vs. the majority? I wager it is a large amount less if you are really wealthy and truthful.
The wealthy have tax shelters and options that most people don't and thats the way it should be. Assuming your taxes are raised 5% straight up, your % of tax on income is probably still significantly less than the majority. If it's not you need a new tax advisor.