Framing the Dialogue

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Parse-imony – Sin Tax

In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…

First the headline: 

Racing, alcohol tax on tap for General Assembly’s final day

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers will debate today an increase in the sales tax on alcoholic beverages and how to subsidize troubled horse racing tracks as the General Assembly pushes toward midnight adjournment. [It is extremely interesting that the Maryland elected officials are looking to tax citizen who prefer to imbibe while at the same time give money to (although “subsidize” sounds much better) folks who run another “sin tax” operation leaving little doubt who has better lobbyists.]

Parse-imony – Drug Deaths

In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…

First the headline:

DEA seizes key execution drug in Ga.

ATLANTA – The Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed Tuesday that the agency seized Georgia’s supply of a key lethal injection drug because of questions about how the stockpile was imported to the U.S. [using the term “seized” conjures up an image of Janet Reno’s automatic weapon bearing agents breaking down doors and “seizing” a young Elian Gonzalez to return him to communist Cuba]