Occasional Posts by the Chair of the Maury County Democratic Party:

Chairman’s point of privilege:  School vouchers only do one thing – take tax-payer money away from public schools and give it to private schools.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/17/indya-kincannon-school-vouchers-do-no-improve/

 

Chairman’s September Data Point:  A friend showed me a nice 4-page primer on the likely consumer impact of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) from the National Association of Community Health Centers.  Here it is.

http://www.nachc.com/client//Consumer%20Fact%20Sheet%20on%20Health%20Reform.pdf

 Another nice link to a guide to understanding the Affordable Care Act from the Kaiser Family Foundation

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8061.pdf

 

Chairman’s May data point:  The United States has approximately 5% of the world population, but has 25% of the world’s prison population.  (Source: The Economist, May 2012)  Why is this the case?  Do Americans commit more crimes and is our society more violent than other developed nations?  Do we tend to incarcerate people more often?  Is this a good or bad thing for our society?  What is the root cause of this phenomenon?

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