Tell that to Boeing, who just lost a major deal with Brazil over this.
Not to be all conspiratorial, but I think it's been a while now since politicians were really in charge of this sort of thing.
You mean the lying liars who lie for a living... lied?
The US federal government is constitutionally restricted from anything that can't be interpreted as an income tax (so my VAT suggestion fails as well).
No it's not. The 16th amendment authorized an income tax, but it's not like the feds subsisted off donations before that. Besides, when was the last time the federal government was meaningfully constrained by the limitations supposedly imposed on it by the constitution?
Ending tax evasion would be easy -- just tax nothing but land. I mean, good luck hiding that, right?
This is reminiscent of how bills in Congress are really decided in committee, with the floor speeches just meant to impress the suckers back home.
This idea is so ridiculous, I can't imagine it's not simply clickbait. And thanks to Slashdot editors, it worked.
Trying going to university and changing the way they do things, putting courses online or REALLY being innovative about how people learn and interact. I did in 1999. They took me apart- kicked me out of labs, literally hounded me out of school. My sin? I wanted to pout all my major's courses online so that profs wouldn't have to teach them over and over again and people could spend classrom time asking custom questions, which themselves would be recorded for posterity.
If it makes you feel better, in the years since you left the process you're describing has become a major educational trend. And I agree it's an interesting model.
My Mom's been on Ubuntu for several years. She had an old Dell that was crawling on Windows, I put Linux on it and it was a much better experience for her. She's never looked back.
Indeed. There is zero reason this needs to be legislated. This is just congress fucking off instead of doing what they are supposed to be doing, again.
This is also a useful reminder from Lamar Alexander that Republicans are lying when they say they favor less government.
Although in fairness, in Philly you probably get shot either way.
It's not the funniest thing I've ever read around here, but it is actually a little funny.
That's why they won't hire him -- they know he's insane.
They shouldn't necessarily feel offended. I'm American and it doesn't offend me when people criticize the U.S. government. After all, I'm doing the same while it's still allowed.
That's one way you all are better. Another is decentralization of power. Americans now look to the federal government as their solution of first resort, which is a disaster for both pragmatic and libertarian reasons. It would be much, much better for individuals and families to do what they can for themselves, then turn to the community if that's not enough, and then to move up the ladder to the state level and federal government should it prove necessary.