UK Government spending by department is under the microscope. Find out how Whitehall spends your money ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Reviewvia www.guardian.co.uk
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In the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, many have pointed to increased legalization or decriminalization of marijuana as being an untapped resource for taxation, and a source of new small business growth and employment. It is estimated that nearly $1 billion per year could be generated in marijuana production upon nationwide legalization with a flat 10% tax on producers. This, of course, coupled with a significant drop in the cost of policing and prosecuting the use of marijuana could lead to net savings.
The government has built a national security and intelligence system so big, so complex, and so hard to manage, no one really knows if it's fulfilling its most important purpose: keeping citizens safe. Discover the top-secret work being done in your community via our map and search relationships within this complex world on our network diagram.via http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/map/
Democracies seem to be closely related to high GDPs.... with one huge exception: China.
It’s no secret that the government taxes our spending– in fact, sales tax is one of the main ways that the government brings in money. But there are a number of other items that have their own additional taxes imposed, whether at the state or federal level. And, when it comes to cigarettes, the consumer pays both. Would it be right to call this a tax on one’s vice, or sin? While blog.turbotax.intuit.com don’t claim to be any moral authority, the figures and statistics are quite interesting.
See who could be added together to make a majority in parliament. The 326-seat finishing line is marked below – but as Lewis Baston explains, the numbers game means an effective majority begins at 320.Which parties could form a coalition government?via www.guardian.co.uk