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Enron

Tickle Me
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Oct 11, 2005
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You better buckle up, it'll probably be 'till April for you guys :snoop:

It seems like the fears of UKovid are growing. It's the reason why we extended our lockdown with another 3 weeks. Probably more European countries will share the same fears and lock up longer.
At least you have socialism to get you through it
 

Gian

COME HOME MOGGI
Apr 12, 2009
16,968
That's insane. What services are you getting in return?
Trying to figure out that one myself as well :D. In fairness, there's a good social safety net for the workers.Those who lose their job remain to receive % of their previous income for several months.

It's progressive so the more you earn, the more you pay. First 60K are taxed at 37% and everything above 60K is taxed at a rate near 50%. An awful side effect of a progressive tax system (and also socialism/communism itself) is that the incentive of earning more and pursuing high end careers is gone for a lot of people. And the real wealthy will find loopholes in the tax laws and end up paying less. It's just the middle class that gets screwed over.
 

Fab Fragment

Senior Member
Dec 22, 2018
1,124
Frankly speaking, the US is not far behind on taxes either. If you are not incorporated and are an employee, expect to pay federal taxes up to 37% of your income. Add state taxes and you’re well into the 40’s. And this doesn’t include health insurance.

Bottom line is: get incorporated.
Disclaimer: I don’t have much clue about taxes!!
 

AFL_ITALIA

MAGISTERIAL
Jun 17, 2011
19,982
Trying to figure out that one myself as well :D. In fairness, there's a good social safety net for the workers.Those who lose their job remain to receive % of their previous income for several months.

It's progressive so the more you earn, the more you pay. First 60K are taxed at 37% and everything above 60K is taxed at a rate near 50%. An awful side effect of a progressive tax system (and also socialism/communism itself) is that the incentive of earning more and pursuing high end careers is gone for a lot of people. And the real wealthy will find loopholes in the tax laws and end up paying less. It's just the middle class that gets screwed over.
How does this come to 52% though?
 

Enron

Tickle Me
Moderator
Oct 11, 2005
71,836
When you look at your wages, yeah, probably. Not ours.
By fair, I mean that it’s around $100 a test everywhere. So fair as in consistent, not fair as in line with local wages.

A pcr test should be around $15.00 as it’s pretty cheap to develop. But I guess $100 dollars (excluding lab fees) is better that $1800 or whatever it was last February.
 

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