EPA’s own studies found that tighter rules could save 12,000 lives a year. But EPA also estimated businesses would pay up to $90 million to make the air cleaner.
At that cost, it seems obvious that these rules should be implemented.
That’s 7500$ per life. I’d say that’s worth it.
The average 56-year-old couple pays about $140,000 into the Medicare system over a lifetime and receives about $430,000 in benefits back. The program is also completely unaffordable. Medicare has unfinanced liabilities of more than $30 trillion.
This is such a great article….more nuggets:
Some Democrats simply want to do nothing as Medicare careens toward bankruptcy. Last Sunday on “Face the Nation,” for example, Nancy Pelosi said, “I could never support any arrangement that reduced benefits for Medicare.”
Democrats generally seek to concentrate decision-making and cost-control power in the hands of centralized experts.
Republicans at their best are skeptical about top-down decision-making. They are skeptical that centralized experts can accurately predict costs. In 1967, the House Ways and Means Committee projected that Medicare would cost $12 billion by 1990. It actually cost $110 billion.
It’s sad that medicare is such a massive problem and yet politicians are not forthright about the size and scope of the problem.
It’s Pretty Ridiculous That Hemp Seed Can’t Be Grown in the US
The United States is the only industrialized nation where growing industrial hemp is illegal. And because of that we’re missing out on huge economic opportunity.
Retail sales of hemp products in the US were $400 million in 2010
Based on Canadian stats, an acre of hemp is worth $200-400; and acre of soy or corn just $50.
In addition to being an excellent source of protein, hemp seed have a “perfectly balanced 1:3 ratio of naturally-occurring omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids…unlike other seeds and nutritional oils, such as flax and fish fish oil, hemp seeds also contain super omega-3 stearidonic acid and super omega-6-gamma-linolenic acid in nutritionally relevant amounts that help to reduce inflammation and improve mental functioning, as well as make up for potentially impaired fatty acid metabolism.”