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Technically yes. Fewer people working means fewer people paying income tax, and fewer refunds. It may be a negligible amount though.
No. They have far more cases of fraud than anyone wants to believe. Cut the IRS budget but don't cry when your refund goes into someone else's account and it takes years to straighten out your identity mess.
personally I want to see taxes get slashed accross the board and spending at a federal level cut by a drastic number as well. Let the people and states keep their money
You do realize that states that think this way tend to take more from the federal government than they send.
You don't always have a choice. If a document is required and specified to be uploaded in a Microsoft format (and generally this is the case because only geeks believe there's still a fight regarding which format to use, even though the world's decided on doc/docx years ago and fucking MOVED ON), you have to submit in said format.
At some point people have to understand that the world doesn't revolve around them. Sometimes they need to just use what other people use to promote maximum communication. It doesn't matter what the ideal is - it matters what the practicality is. Otherwise you're just manufacturing stress and effort when there doesn't need to be any.
The world decided that IE was the only browser that mattered years ago, too. Times change.
Not exactly true; there are other factors. Our son was born very premature, 2 lbs 12 oz. You could hold him in one hand. (He is a big strapping 13 year old now) They are finding that there is a higher rate of autism in preemies compared to normal births. 'Decades' ago, there is a good chance he would not have survived, thus there is a higher incident of autism simply because preemies are surviving instead of dying.
Thank you for taking the time to point this out. I don't think this is properly taken into consideration.
Furthermore, the reality is that litigated patents are already reviewed by a panel of experts: the expert witnesses called by the parties.
Which is one of the problems with patents per TA, patents are not reviewed prior to rubber stamping them which leads to patent trolling and settling for those who cannot afford to defend themselves against bogus violations claims. Proper review coming in the door would reduce the problems.