Taxes in Switzerland are levied by the Swiss Confederation, the cantons and the municipalities. Switzerland is sometimes considered a tax haven due to its general low rate of taxation, its political stability as well as the various tax exemptions or reductions available to Swiss companies doing business abroad, or foreign persons resident in Switzerland.
The four-times major champion hinted after last week’s Humana Challenge he was considering making “drastic changes” because of soaring federal and state tax rates but has since said he should have kept his thoughts to himself.
The American rock diva has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday’s edition.
Until a few days ago, the Obama Administration was insisting that France reimburse us for all airlift and tanker missions flown in support of air ops over Mali. At the time, the bill was somewhere between $17-19 million dollars. Relative chump change, but the French were incensed. Officials in Paris are quick to point out their folks are doing the fighting (and dying) over there. All they’re asking from the U.S. is more airlift to get soldiers, beans and bullets into the war zone, and tanker support to sustain the air bridge to Mali. We should also point out that other NATO allies (notably Great Britain, Canada and Denmark) are providing support to the French without charge.
I can see Obama leading from behind the Greeks, but the French? I mean, really. That’s half of one of Moochelle’s vacations.
Instead, this White House has chosen to lead from behind the French, for Goodness sake. All we get is silence. Silence on Benghazi, silence on Mali, silence on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
It’s almost like we lost The War on Terror and nobody told us. I can’t think of a thing the enemy would have demanded upon our surrender that we haven’t already given them. And now we have a president that refuses to protect Americans. It’s unprecedented.
I am reminded of Bill Whittle’s speech some time ago:
That is what a president would sound like.
TOTUSis so busy bashing the NRA- there is no time to discuss protection of Americans.
I will be appearing on Canto Talk with my friend Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection and her great site, The Temple of Mut, on Thursday, March 13 at 9 pm Central time. Please join us! I guarantee that you will not be bored!