She won’t answer questions about raising taxes on the middle class, so obviously taxes will be increased. The trade-off, according to her, is that health care costs in our budget will go down more than the taxes will go up.
That may be true in general. I don’t know because I have not done the math.
But my question is this. How does this affect me? I still have income, but I also have Medicare already. So if I understand her correctly, my personal taxes will go up, but I will get absolute zero in return. In essence, I will now have to start paying for something that I already have, which was earned with a lifetime of labor.
Other working people who use Medicare for their health coverage seem to be in the same boat, and a lot of seniors still work.
Is that right, or does her plan include a tax exemption for the working elderly?
We’re not saying the trend in the UK is any more pronounced than in any other English-speaking nation. The article just references the UK because it’s from one of their tabloids. I’ll bet the percentage would be even higher in the USA.
Most popular: Jasmine, Rex, Belle
I believe Jasmine and Belle, but …. Rex??? Sounds like a Brit thing.
Jasmine experienced a surge in the 70s and was a top-50 girl’s name for two decades (1989-2008), but has steadily been dropping in popularity since then. It is now at 136 and has fallen in each of the last four years.
Rex has never been popular, but has experienced a very slight uptick since 1996. It is still unpopular, and is not among the top 500 male baby names.
Belle was essentially non-existent for eight decades (1935-2015), but has experienced a slight resurgence in the past three years. It’s important to recognize, however, that the name is still profoundly unpopular and has not yet cracked the top 800 female baby names.
In general, Americans are not naming their children after Disney characters. There was one exception about a quarter of a century ago, as far as I could see. The name Ariel experienced a tremendous surge in 1990 and 1991. The Little Mermaid came out in 1989, so that seems directly correlated.
President Trump: “The light bulb. People said what’s with the light bulb. I said here’s the story, and I looked at it. The bulb that we’re being forced to use. Number one, to me, most importantly, the light’s no good. I always look orange. And so do you. The light is the worst.” pic.twitter.com/Hb4nu5xk5t
When it comes to the legal basis of Falwell’s argument, an expert the AP spoke with called Falwell’s assertions “totally insane.”
NOTE: forwarding an e-mail could be criminal for some reason other than personal ownership or copyright. It could be construed as an act pursuing a criminal conspiracy; it could violate privilege; it could offer information on insider trading, etc. In that regard, it is no different from any other form of communication, and there is no precedent to claim that you own your communication, written or spoken. Falwell’s argument is tantamount to saying, “You can’t quote what I said to you, because I own those words.”