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.
Wasn't that our Dear Reader, Barack Hussein Obama (Praise be his name), lecturing us last week on "income inequality" and fairness? In what universe is it fair that 40% of the people who pay income taxes pay for everything, while some people not only pay nothing, but get a check from the productive members of society?
The simple fact, one that we have been discussing endlessly on these pages and on The Teri O'Brien Show for years, is that Obama's "transformation" of America is all about wealth and income redistribution.
From Illinois Review: "The Illinois Conservatives started as just a Facebook group in 2008, founded by then-18-year-old Zach Oltmanns, to act as a forum for conservatives across the state to discuss various races and policies.
Five years later, the Facebook group still exists and operates with the same function, but it has ballooned in membership to more than 3,000. The group’s leadership team also endorsed numerous candidates in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles, with Oltmanns and others lending a hand to candidates and speaking on behalf of the group at events around the state.
Now, the group that started online with heavy youth involvement, is taking another, major step forward. The Illinois Conservatives group announced Monday it is becoming a state PAC, effective immediately, in order to better help conservative candidates in statewide races with grassroots support. "
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From the Western Journalism Center: "During a town hall meeting, Democrat Rep. Ann Kuster fielded foreign policy questions from a number of constituents. When she addressed a question regarding Benghazi, however, her lack of preparedness was palpable.
She read a question pertaining to House Resolution 36, which advocates for the formation of a special committee to investigate the attack and subsequent response by American officials. Despite reading aloud the fact that this resolution originated in her congressional chamber, Kuster responded to the question by claiming it is “a Senate thing” and that she does not believe “we have anything about that in the House.”