100 children die every year in the US from guns (your source) and there are 310 million guns in the US.
700 children die every year in the US from swimming pools (source: CDC) and there are less than 10 million pools in the US.
Clearly therefore, a swimming pool is 217 times or 21600% more dangerous than a gun! A swimming pool also has no real crime prevention use!
Demonstrably, we must ban swimming pools long before we even talk about banning guns. I hope you will write to your congressman immediately, and demand the immediate banning swimming pools. It's easy for them to do, swimming pools don't even have constitutional protection!
Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?!?!!
Its the difference between proper nouns and and improper nouns. The "the" indicates that your referring to a specific instance of a word that is not specific. It has nothing to do with the differing uses of Netherlands (where you are actually getting confused between the normal use of Holland and the Netherlands). Netherlands means low countries. The Netherlands is a specific use (the Kingdom of Netherlands). You don't say "the France" despite the existence of French Guiana do you?
Its not a hugely complicated grammatical construct, but it seems a little harsh to judge someones English, given that you, an English speaker natively, don't know the correct reasoning/application
50% tax is acceptable? OK lets run with that on the average income. Social security is 4.2%. State income tax is somewhere greater than 5% for the average income, depending on state. So right now, we are at a 60% tax merely on income. The average income is 36 thousand. That means you are taking home roughly $14400, on average. As a comparison, the poverty line is currently at a net income of 16k. So you have just have put the average American in poverty! Definitely mention that in your campaign speeches, I'd vote for you.
Perhaps you should think of the society in terms of a corporation: a company which raises prices past the point that its customers can pay will see itself bankrupt and broken in the very short term
Obviously they aren't spending enough on education because you seem unable to read breakdowns.
DoD budget: 740 billion
DoHS budget: 48 billion
The remainder of defense spending is on veteran affairs (141 billion). I think we can treat that as justified, even if you would have chosen there not to be veterans.
Total tax receipts: 2300 billion
Of which is for social security: 820 billion
Total spendable tax reciepts: 1480 billion
Total spending: 3600 billion
Of which is for social security: 725 billion
Total spend: 2875 billion.
So we can clearly see that the defense budge comes nowhere near to filling the deficit. We could get rid of it all, sell all of the equipment to the saudis and next year, there would still be a budget deficit of 610 billion dollars. That's two thirds of all income tax raised.
To cover that we could of course put the federal income tax up on the average income from 23% to 40% (while ignoring the laffer curve). Yeah I'm sure everyone would love that. Use your head. Yes the defense budget is bloated and out of control, but damn it, so is everything else!
Sorry, but this is simply misinformed. The UK would not have become a Nazi satellite. The terrain is extremly defensible given the military the UK had (strongest navy in the world, joint strongest air force). The UK would have been extremly unlikely to fall - the Germans never had the material advantage necessary to maintain the necessary naval advantage to create a beach head in the UK.
This is not to say that the US wasn't important - supplies of food certainly helped out and without them, the war would necessarily have degnerated into a stalemate (the UK being completly unable of pushing onto the continent with its weak army). However during this time, the Soviet Union would have recovered from the Purges and swept them off the map - the far more likely option would be a communist UK than a fascist one.
Don't flatter yourself. You helped the British, but Germany never had the capability of conquering the UK after they lost the battle of Britatin. Seelow was always a failure. Thanks for helping us keep out the Russians though, not to mention helping us keep some kind of edible food on the table.
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