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Springtime in Colorado….
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The premise of the argument from Republicans is that Americans already face an extraordinarily heavy tax burden. Citizens for Tax Justice, however, compared levels of taxation in 2010 in the other industrialized countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and found that the U.S. not only collects far less in tax revenues than the average OECD country, but that it also collects less in taxes as a share of its economy than all but two other OECD nations, as the chart at right shows.
[…] The U.S. has historically collected less in taxes and spent less than the majority of its OECD counterparts, in part because it operates such a stingy social safety net that doesn’t assist the least fortunate in society as well as programs in other countries do. Still, the chart shows that the U.S. is far from a high-tax country, and Democratic offers to raise modest amounts of revenues in the budget process would hardly send the nation’s level of taxation through the roof.
The U.S. Collects Less In Taxes Than All But Two Industrialized Countries | ThinkProgress
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Electricians working on the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1937
[Rather than give Margaret Thatcher a £3 million state funeral] you could give everyone in Scotland a shovel and we’d dig a hole so deep we could hand her over to Satan personally. —
Frankie Boyle (via eleven-is-the-best)
I’m sure a few of my cousins in Northern Ireland would lend a hand.