No, helium is actually acquired from castrated human testicles.
So airships are a feminist plot?
Interest on mortgages is generally tax-deductible in the US as well (at least for the primary residence). Of course, given the utterly stupifying complexity of our tax system, I have no idea what kind of exceptions and qualifications may apply to that statement.
Also, it's only deductible if you have enough total deductions to exceed the "standard" deduction.
With the ever-increasing standard deduction, once you've paid down the principal a bit, that may well not be the case. Then, the mortgage interest is totally lost money.
That would result in the Earth being attacked from Mars. After all, there's ample evidence that the Earth has weapons of mass destruction.
,,, and more importantly to Bush/Cheney, oil!
Will my taxes go up because this project is so expensive?
No. The funds for constructing the fiber network come from bonds issued by the City of Wilson. Tax revenues are not being used to fund this project in any way.
We don't know who it was that discovered water, but we're pretty sure that it wasn't a fish. -- Marshall McLuhan