Democrats Now Hate Taxes!
With low-income workers so squeezed in the new economy that affording the bus in the morning is proving a challenge, proposals abound for just how to make life a little bit easier for people the bottom tax bracket.
At the top of the list is the Schock-Minnick Bill, a bipartisan House proposal that would mandate a six-month payroll tax reprieve that could affect more than 60 million workers with gross incomes under $40,000.
A tax break from FICA obligations--the primary vehicle for channeling funds to Social Security and Medicare--would grant low-income workers more money at the end of the month and let small businesses allocate more capital to day-to-day expenses. With seven out of 10 American workers employed by small businesses the benefits could be far-reaching.
Still tax cut proponents see more direct ways to stimulate the economy, namely by reforming the marginal rate policy and reducing corporate tax obligations. Director of Tax Policy at Americans for Tax Reform Ryan Ellis had measured enthusiasm for a payroll tax holiday saying today in a telephone conversation that "all tax cuts are good but some are better than others."
The payroll tax holiday stands uniquely as one tax cut with strong bipartisan support. Republicans approve of the money saved and Democrats like that fact that low wage earners will be most affected.
Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success.
- Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.
- The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.
- Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship.
Humans evolved to live in the cold through a number of environmental and genetic factors.
- According to some relatively new research, many of our early human cousins preceded Homo sapien migrations north by hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.
- Cross-breeding with other ancient hominids gave some subsets of human population the genes to contend and thrive in colder and harsher climates.
- Behavioral and dietary changes also helped humans adapt to cold climates.
The comics titan worked for more than half a century to revolutionize and add nuance to the comics industry, and he built a vast community of fans along the way.
- Lee died shortly after being rushed to an L.A. hospital. He had been struggling with multiple illnesses over the past year, reports indicate.
- Since the 1950s, Lee has been one of the most influential figures in comics, helping to popularize heroes that expressed a level of nuance and self-doubt previously unseen in the industry.
- Lee, who's later years were marked by some financial and legal tumult, is survived by his daughter, Joan Celia "J.C." Lee.
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