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Letter to the Editor: Portrayal of banker taxes misleading

I'd like to respond to Michael Lauck's remarks from his opinion article "Taxes, banks and bailouts detrimental to economy" in Friday's issue. He wrote, "To tax bonuses would be idiotic, unthinkable and downright unconstitutional." Taxing bonuses is none of these things. In what business does it make sense that you get a bonus for doing a bad job? Working for any other business you would be lucky not to get fired, much less get a bonus.

Internship laws prevent abuse from lawyers, outweigh consequences

I'd like to respond to Michael Lauck's column "Unpaid internship laws misguided." His premise is that new regulations make business into "charitable organizations." As a computer science major, I had two internships, one at a large company, and one at a small company. Both were paid internships. Neither company was being "charitable" as they were receiving services they paid for. The fact of the matter is that these laws prevent companies from abusing students in a down economy to get free labor.

Supreme Court ruling misunderstood

I'd like to again respond to Michael Lauck's column, this time called "Corporations and unions should have voice heard through ads." Like FOX News, he seems to be light on facts and heavy on pointless rhetoric. At issue here is that he characterizes liberals as the ones trying to expand government to stomp on free speech. Yet he fails to see just how bipartisan this issue really is. John McCain, the Republican and conservative front runner for the presidential election of 2008, was one of the main authors of the McCain-Feingold Act.

Letter to the Editor: Portrayal of banker taxes misleading

I'd like to respond to Michael Lauck's remarks from his opinion article "Taxes, banks and bailouts detrimental to economy" in Friday's issue. He wrote, "To tax bonuses would be idiotic, unthinkable and downright unconstitutional." Taxing bonuses is none of these things. In what business does it make sense that you get a bonus for doing a bad job? Working for any other business you would be lucky not to get fired, much less get a bonus.

Letter to the Editor: Moral standards personal, not political

As a Christian, I would like to comment on the Jan. 28 column "Proposed abortion law attests to loose morals" by Andrew Weatherford.

First, I would like to state that from my personal religious standpoint rather than a moral one, that abortion is wrong. Biblically there seems to be plenty of evidence to support this case with verses like Jeremiah 1:5 which states, "before I formed you in the womb I knew you." However, the Conservative right seem to misunderstand the fact that religious morals do not necessarily translate to societal morals.

Letter to the editor: Faith should be factor when voting

I would like to heartily disagree with the Skiff's view that faith should not be a deciding factor in a candidate's race for president.While...

On-campus rules too restrictive

I have heard arguments that rules are meant to protect student's safety, while others say rules serve no purpose. To some extent, both views...

Suggested plus/minus system not for TCU

For some time the Faculty senate has been debating whether to use a plus/minus grading system. The faculty has offered a range of arguments detailing why the new system would be better than the current system. First, it would give teachers a better way to reflect how well students did in the class. Second, most of the schools that TCU compares itself to use the plus/minus system. Third, it would put more focus on education because a student would be less likely to calculate what he or she needed to pass the class.

Vote ‘no’ to raising student body fee

House recently passed a bill stating that they were okay with raising the student body fee. This means that when you vote for your SGA officers you will also have the option to vote to raise the student body fee or not. The current fee is $20 every semester.

The money is then divided between Programming Council and House. PC uses the money for events, and House uses the money for a number of things, such as giving it back to student organizations.

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