On April 17, America’s wealthiest citizens will get a tax break. They’ll stop paying Social Security taxes because they’ve reached the program’s $117,000 payroll contribution cap while the rest of working Americans continue to pay all year long.
Not in the American sense of “ITS ALL SOCIALIST!!!!” I feel like a good/basic litmus test would be if you are against private property then you are probably socialist in some way. If Social Democracy is pro-private property though, would we call them socialist?
Tobacco companies have pitched in more than $39 million to defeat Proposition 29, which would impose an additional $1 per pack cigarette tax, according to an analysis by Maplight.org. Tax proceedings would go to research into and prevention of cancer and other tobacco-related diseases,
The top five contributors in the battle against Prop. 29 are tobacco companies. No. 6 is the California Republican Party, which has given $695,000. Americans for Tax Reform and the California Chamber of Commerce also oppose the measure.
I’m trying to branch out what I listen to. It has to be legit news though, so no one say Fox News.
— John Dewey