THINK TANK

Columnist: Trust voters to control campaign spending excesses

By Robert J. Scamardella. Many say there is too much money in politics. They argue that government must substantially control political contributions and spending. Private campaign funding does have abuses, but excessive limitation of political money debases freedom without genuine benefit.

Health care law is a stealth move toward a single-payer system

By Robert J. Scamardella. On March 23, 2010 President Obama and the Democratic Party passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as “Obamacare.” The recent “contraceptive mandate controversy” illustrates that Obamacare is a colossal usurpation of power by the federal government that greatly affects the delivery of health care to individual recipients.

Why increasing tax rates is a bad idea

By Robert J. Scamardella. Our tax codes are exceedingly dysfunctional. They consist of sixty thousand pages laden with loopholes that unfairly favor some wealthy taxpayers. Massive reform is certainly overdue. The nature of that reform is for another day. This article concerns itself solely with the advisability of increasing tax rates.

What is at stake in the 2012 election

By Robert J. Scamardella. The 2012 Election presents Americans with a fundamental choice between Liberalism and free-market Republicanism. The decision will affect the very foundation of our way of life.

A conservative’s 10 wishes for the coming year

By Robert J. Scamardella. I’ve been asked to express 10 things I’d like to see happen as we approach a New Year.