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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Joshua Villa

Path to Prosperity is for protection

Published April 11, 2011

Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, unveiled "The Path to Prosperity," a budget that reduces federal spending by about $6.2 trillion over 10 years. Ryan said his plan is necessary because the Congressional...

Obama’s Libya predicament

Published April 4, 2011

When asked, "Will the mission [in Libya] be over by the end of the year?" last week on ABCâÄôs "This Week," Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said, "I donâÄôt think anybody knows the answer...

Tax study filled with distortions

Published March 28, 2011

Minnesota media has been filled with outrage during the last two weeks over a study that claims lower-income Minnesotans pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes than higher earners. The study...

FDR would have supported Walker

Published February 28, 2011

Do you believe that public employees should be unionized? Do you believe that unions are needed to fight for fair wages and good working conditions for public employees? President Franklin Roosevelt didnâÄôt....

Time to restore fiscal sanity

Published February 21, 2011

President Barack Obama said in a 2009 radio address, "I didnâÄôt come here to pass on our problems to the next president or the next generation âÄî I came here to solve them." While he...

Incentivizing conservation

Published February 14, 2011

Since the creation of the national park system in the early 1900s, to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, and todayâÄôs proposals for carbon taxes, Americans have...

Bonding proposal wastes tax dollars

Published February 7, 2011

In his first month in office, President Barack Obama passed a $787 billion stimulus package. Predictably, just as President Franklin RooseveltâÄôs New Deal failed to rescue the nation from the...