For a single person who doesn itemize and takes the standard deduction, that equates to a minimum gross income of $36,260 to start getting any tax break. For a married couple filing jointly with no dependents, it $72,520. For a couple with two children, it That 108,397 of Idaho 600,000 plus individual income tax returns, or 17.83 percent offilers.
The Republicans’ recent political posturing over President Obama’s stimulus package and the California budget reminded me of the 1980’s pop hit Sunglasses at Night about a man who retreats to darkness rather than deal with harsh realities. While the song may be a nostalgic guilty pleasure, it is no recipe for sound public policy. Apparently someone forgot to tell this to the Republicans whose Ray Bans have been in full display..
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What would you do with a billion dollars? Unlikely as it may seem, in March you’ll have the opportunity to enter a bracket that will potentially win you roughly the GDP of the Solomon Islands as part of the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, backed by Berkshire Hathaway patriarch Warren Buffett. All you have to do is correctly predict the outcome of every game in the upcoming NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, something that has never been achieved. Given the 9.2 quintillion to one odds, the chances of seeing a winner are beyond infinitesimal, but since this is a stats blog, I wanted to see if there was any way to use the numbers to get an advantage when chasing the billion dollar brass ring..
To recap: there was a faceoff with 1 minute 49 seconds left in the 3rd period. Puck is dropped but the clock doesn change for a few moments, then inexplicably changes to “15:19 . 15:18” and is frozen there for about 6 seconds. Skream was completely trashed for the entirety of his set. He cut off his own sound at least 3 times in the midst of his mixing (though after the third time he grabbed the mic and said something along the lines of “my bad for ruining the vibes who with me til the end!”). He was scheduled to perform until the end of the hour and the MC came on giving everyone a 5 minute count down at the end.
In an era where the news that city hall is on fire can sweep around the world at the speed of the Internet, would he still have called to double check? Would he have been able to cut through the murky noise of the blogs and the tweets and the sound bites to shine the bright light on substance? Would he still offer the perspective that we value? Would he have been able to remain a singular figure in an age of dwindling attention spans and omnipresent media?And somehow, we know that the answer is yes. The simple values Walter Cronkite set out in pursuit of to seek the truth, to keep us honest, to explore our world the best he could they are as vital today as they ever were.Our American story continues. It needs to be told.