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  • Flat Tax System
    513 words
    Taxation has always been a major controversy. Just like any major corporation, the government is constantly looking to raise revenue. The easiest and fairest way to do this is by taxing the people. However, how the people will be taxed is always an issue. The current tax system that the United States uses contains several flaws. First of all, it is very complex. It is comprised of many various variables that can create loopholes. These loopholes can cause two equal income families to be paying v...
  • Canada's Higher Unemployment Rate
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    Canada's Unemployment Rate For decades prior to the 1981-82 recession, the national unemployment rates of Canada and the United States had been nearly identical. Since then, a persistent 'unemployment rate gap' has emerged. Throughout most of the 1980's, Canada's unemployment rate has consistently been about 2 percentage points higher than in the United States. The gap developed in spite of very similar economic performances across the two countries: the growth rate of real per capita incomes ha...
  • Nation's Economic Growth
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    John F. Kennedy was president during this time period and we were under Democratic leadership. Kennedy's first year in office brought him considerable success in enacting new legislation. Congress passed a major housing bill, a law increasing the minimum wage, and a bill granting federal aid to economically depressed areas of the United States. The most original piece of legislation Kennedy put through Congress was the bill creating the Peace Corps, an agency that trained American volunteers to ...
  • Individual Income Tax Rate
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    The accelerating growth in global trade has occasioned the creation of new types of cooperative enterprises. For example, companies routinely form joint ventures or other partnership arrangements to engage in isolated projects or systematically to conduct business. Various forms of limited liability companies are also business and investment vehicles in the global arena. The application of treaties to these companies and vehicles gives rise to problems because tax treaties do not deal with attri...
  • Marginal Tax Rate In The Period 1
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    BUOYANCY AND ELASTICITY: DETERMINANTS OF LOCAL TAX SYSTEM'S PERFORMANCE By: Julhusin B. JalisanCivil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list-the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation. Karl Marx Every citizen, whether young or old, wealthy or poor, property owners or property-less, pays taxes to help finance governmental functions. Every busine...
  • 53 Of Local Property Tax Revenues
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    The Effects of Tax Reform on California Prior to 1978, local governments in the state of California enjoyed own-source general revenues that were significantly higher than the national average. But, the passage of proposition 13 in 1978, and the subsequent passage of proposition 218 in 1997, has significantly reduced the ability of local governments to remain as fiscally independent from the state and federal government as they were prior to the initial passing of Proposition 13. It is my intent...
  • Safety From Foreign Attacks
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    What About Here At Home? With America at the heels of its President, it is now time to strike. Against terrorists, yes, but that's not what I'm talking about here. It is time for the government to strike here at home. To reinsure safety to its citizens is the primary goal for the government right now - safety from foreign attacks, but also economic safety. In order to do so, I am offering an idea so profound, so absurd, that many of you will not be able handle it. What the government should do r...
  • Marginally High Rate Of Seventy Three Percent
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    A Student's Reading of The Politics of Rich and Poor Often times, a political analyst / scientist will write a book on the politics and economics of the time. This writer may also create a work which emanates views contrary to the opinion of the governing body. Rarely, however, does one find an analyst who will clearly undermine his own political party by, in effect, saying, 'I told you so. ' Kevin Phillips, editor-publisher of The American Political Report, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, ...
  • Zero Percent Capital Gains Tax
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    Eliminating The Capital Gains Tax One of the major obstacles facing all entrepreneurs in the United States when starting a new business or expanding an existing one is raising capital. Here capital refers to money that people invest in a business. Investment and entrepreneurship are the heart and soul of a lively economy. There is no other economic task more important than investing one's capital into new ideas and new enterprises. Therefore capital raised from one person or a group of professio...
  • Flat Rate Income Tax Without Deductions
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    The issue of tax reform is not a new one. It has been debated since the founding of the very first modern government. At the heart of the debate is what the role of government should be in its citizens lives. In the United States the controversy over taxes has been central since the nations founding in 1776. To analyze the issue of tax reform one must first look at taxes and what they represent to the United States. According to the encyclopedia Britannica almost all of the Untied States governm...
  • Slovak Tax Loss Rule
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    Tax deductibility of expense - a problem of area in Slovak law The Slovak Republic has been engaged in competition with surrounding countries to attract foreign investors. One aspect of the continuing competition is that many countries have lowered their corporate income tax rate. The Slovak Government reduced its corporate income tax rate to 29% effective from January 1, 2000 and it is proposed to reduce this further in future. However, this tax rate does not tell the whole story. To assess the...
  • Major Export Of Cote D Ivoire
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    Ryan Ballard 2nd Hour Econ. Bonjour! Cote d Ivi ore Statistical Survey of Economic Data: Cote d Ivoire U.S. Ghana Real GDP: $11.9 billion $9.255 trillion $35.5 billion Per Capita GDP: $720 $33,900 $1,900 Economic Growth: 5.1% 4.1% 4.3% Real GDP Growth Rate: 1.2% 3.1% 4.3% Inflation Rate: 4.4% 2.2% 12.8% Unemployment Rate: (NA in all sources) 6% 20% Trade Balance: $2 billion $14.5 billion $1.39 billion Value of Currency Unit in Terms of the U.S. Dollar: 1 C FAF = $647.25 1 Cedi = $3,466 Leading E...
  • Spending Of Incomes Through The New Tax
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    Expansionary fiscal policy- The congress has decided to fix the economic problem of the deflationary gap of 1000 units in the GDP. The congress can either stimulate the economy in 2 ways, by either, raising government spending or cutting taxes. The decision is to cut taxes. The amount that the congress has to cut taxes by to stimulate the economy enough to full employment is given in the equation where the MPC, marginal propensity to consume is. 8. The MPC is a function of for every dollar that ...
  • Current Income Tax System
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    Should there be an Individual Flat Tax? The Pro Side Introduction While there are a number of different ways to debate the appropriateness of an income tax system, most academicians would agree that there are four broad categories that encompass the basic principles of a good tax system - fairness, ease, minimal interference and conduciveness to economic growth, and adequacy. Is the tax fair? Fairness at the basic level suggests that all people who are in similar circumstances should pay similar...
  • Al Gore's Economic Plan
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    AL GORE WOULD BENEFIT MEXICO? S ECONOMY The United States is the most powerful country in the whole world, and this is why many other countries around the world almost depend on it. This gives us an idea of how important it is for everyone to know that the economic situation of the US is doing well, otherwise we would all get seriously affected. Who decides the way in which the US is moving? The President makes a lot of decisions regarding politics, social and foreign affairs, but we? ll focus o...
  • Ten Percent Gst
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    The GST (Goods and Services Tax) proposed by the Howard government is a new tax which plans to add ten percent to the cost of every item purchased whether it be a car or a pen with only a few exceptions. The tax set to commence on July 1 2000 may still not become a reality if the senate does not have a majority vote on the issue. The VAT (Value Added Tax) of the United Kingdom is much the same tax adding seventeen and a half percent to all goods and services (although there are exceptions). This...

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