Most taxes are paid by taxpayers with high incomes while the poor pay almost none, so tax cuts generally appear to benefit the wealthy more than the poor.
The House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-TX) introduced legislation to provide for Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs). The legislation captures the fundamentals of MSAs, which offer Americans an opportunity to control rising health costs, to exercise freedom of choice and to determine how they will spend their health care dollars.
The vast majority of environmentalists believe that appreciation of the natural world needs to be integrated with human progress. But a vocal, prolific and energetic minority of reactionaries who do not believe there is anything to progress have achieved an influence in environmental matters far disproportionate to their numbers.
Serious crime in the United States exploded during the 1960s and 1970s. It began to level off during the 1980s and has actually declined in the 1990s; however, the rate of serious crime remains three times higher than in 1960.
Billions of dollars are being spent to eliminate trivial risks to health and safety based largely on speculative fears that man-made sources of chemicals and radiation are important causes of human cancer.
A theory held by some scientists is that the depletion of stratospheric ozone is substantial and will grow to alarming levels unless the use of CFCs and some related chemical compounds is eliminated. This theory led to an international treaty requiring that production of CFCs be rapidly phased out in developed countries. However, the theory of large-scale depletion caused by human use of these chemicals is not yet supported by solid scientific evidence.