Space-sized egos, tiny tax bills … Billionaires should be jettisoned | Eva Wiseman
The new space race between the world ’s richest men proves one thing to the rest of us – the sooner they leave this planet the betterThe time has come to abolish billionaires. I mean, it ’s been coming for a while, but now the alarm is ringing.It started ringing when it first became clear that the existence of billionaires revealed a huge failure in our economic system. When it first became clear where wealth comes from, a combination of inheritance, corruption and exploitation. When the benefits of billionaires, who have often been believed to helpfully provide a trickle-down of cash to the rest of us or...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Eva Wiseman Tags: Life and style Space Science Jeff Bezos Source Type: news

UK social care needs an overhaul — but stealth taxes are not the answer
We need a national conversation about how to share the burden of caring for the old and infirm (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medicare Collection Agency Sets Sights on Asbestos Trusts
A prominent Medicare services collection agency is taking aim at an estimated 60 viable asbestos trust funds, citing a failure to divulge settlement payments and deliver reimbursement to providers for health care services. Asbestos trusts are designed to compensate victims of diseases caused by exposure to asbestos, most notably malignant mesothelioma, a rare cancer with no definitive cure. MSP Recovery LLC, a leading Medicare/Medicaid recovery specialist, filed the first lawsuit last week against the J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. J.T. Thorpe Inc. is a former indus...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 20, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden stalled to avoid alerting public about probe ahead of election: Report
The federal prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes reportedly waited until after the election to seek search warrants, which... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats' budget prohibits higher taxes for those making less than $400,000. Here's who might pay more
Senate Democrats issued a budget framework Wednesday that calls for higher taxes on the rich and more tax enforcement, similar to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salt and sugar tax: New tax on salt and sugar proposed - but are you addicted?
SALT and sugar taxes should come into force before the end of the decade according to a new independent report, but how can you tell if you are addicted to salt or sugar? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says
Boris Johnson says he will consider the proposal, but finds the idea of extra taxes on people unattractive. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Budget: Taxes, Climate, Health Care
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What if the worst people in the world said they all wanted to go into space | First Dog on the Moon
They are flying with money from taxpayers and/or money that should have been paid as tax! Billionaires should not existSign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and printsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: First Dog on the Moon Tags: Space Science Source Type: news

Big Pharma cashing in on the plandemic: $19 BILLION for Moderna in just one year
(Natural News) Thanks to Donald Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” scheme, drug giant Moderna is slated to rake in record profits this year with a revenue forecast of a whopping $19.2 billion. Tony Fauci also contributed by laundering gobs of taxpayer cash to Moderna through his National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scrap taxes on drug import for spinal muscular atrophy, Stalin tells Centre
For children affected by SPA, gene-therapy has to be ideally given before the child reaches two years of age and this therapy costs over Rs 16 crore per person, Stalin said in a letter to union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global Tax Overhaul Gains Steam as G20 Backs New Levies
The approach marks a reversal of years of economic policies that embraced low taxes as a way for countries to attract investment and fuel growth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Kakamega's Imported Oxygen Plant Stuck at Port Over Taxes
[Nation] The new medical oxygen plant Kakamega County imported from France last week is stuck at the port in Mombasa, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rural Ambulance Services Are in Jeopardy as Volunteers Age and Expenses Mount
Describes how difficult it is for rural emergency medical services (EMS) in Montana to respond to emergencies due to a scarcity of young volunteers, financial issues, and far distances to travel. Discusses possible solutions such as having EMS agencies merge with taxpayer-funded fire departments, having hospitals take over the programs, and policy changes. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 6, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

In Case Against Trump ’s Company, Echoes of His Father’s Tactics on Taxes
The first criminal prosecution involving the former president’s business hearkens back to Fred Trump’s $16,135 purchase of boilers in the 1990s. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comment regarding an information collection to inform an evaluation of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC). The purpose of NQIIC is to support quality improvement efforts across settings and programs for maximum impact to healthcare and value to taxpayers. Comments are due by August 2, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 2, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

‘The Fear Is Very Real.’ The Surfside Collapse Is Renewing Focus on Climate Change Risks
In the days since the deadly collapse of a condo tower in Surfside, Florida, residents of Miami’s waterfront buildings have found themselves looking up more often. Cracks in garage ceilings, corroded rebar in concrete columns, and signs of saltwater seepage after bad weather—not uncommon features of older seaside structures in this part of the state—are being seen with new and wary eyes. They are being documented on social media, spread rapidly on group chats and shared in unnerved emails to building managers and inspectors. “Sometimes it takes the exposure from a tragedy for people to really pay at...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Vera Bergengruen and Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Doctor says US "wasting money" on coronavirus drug from Merck
(Natural News) A critical care doctor said the U.S. is wasting taxpayer’s money on its purchase of drug manufacturer Merck’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) antiviral treatment. Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) President Dr. Pierre Kory warned that the Biden administration should not pay Merck for a COVID-19 drug “which has already failed in hospitalized patients.”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taxpayer outrage as pregnant people could be offered £400 by NHS to quit smoking 'Garbage'
PREGNANT women could be offered £400 to quit smoking under new guidance from the NHS. It is claimed the incentive would ultimately be "cost effective". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Time for Systemic Solutions in Latin America & the Caribbean
A woman in the Dominican Republic receives food from a government soup kitchen set up to help fight hunger triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, UN agencies warn against rising hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Credit: WFP/Karolyn UreñaBy Luis Felipe López-CalvaNEW YORK, Jun 24 2021 (IPS) The first wave of COVID-19 never ended in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Since the region became a hotspot for the pandemic in June 2020, successive waves have continued to build upon the first. Despite being home to just 8% of the world’s population, the region has suffered 20% of tota...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

California government to start paying off past-due RENT for state-wide residents using federal taxpayer money
(Natural News) Under the governorship of Gavin Newsom, the state of California is planning to use federal “covid relief” funds to help state residents back pay the rent they owe due to Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdowns and business closures. With the eviction moratorium soon coming to an end, Newsom will be awarding renters who are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firearm injuries in children, teens costly for US health care system, study finds
(Stanford Medicine) Hospitalizations to treat pediatric gun injuries are expensive, and U.S. taxpayers and the poor are bearing the price, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AG Stein, acting U.S. Attorney settle with Triad doctor for $330,000 in health care fraud
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and the acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina announced a $330,000 settlement with a Triad doctor accused of false insurance claims. Dr. George Osei-Bonsu, with Palladium Primary Care, P.A. and Premiere Health Care Plus, P.A., of Greensboro and High Point, was alleged to have submitted false claims to Medicaid and Medicare.  “Health care providers must be responsible stewards of taxpayer funds,” Stein said. “When they… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Uganda: Oxygen Gas Cylinders Are Tax Exempt, Says Ura
[Monitor] As Uganda struggles with challenges of shortage of oxygen supplies for Covid-19 patients amid surging cases of the virus, Uganda Revenue Authority Tuesday said oxygen gas cylinders are exempted from all taxes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bombshell: Google helped fund bioweapons development that led to the creation of covid-19
(Natural News) Bioweapon research has been taking place for over a decade, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and EcoHealth Alliance aren’t the only US institutions funding this unethical, highly controversial research in China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. In fact, U.S. taxpayer money is also being funneled into bioweapons research through the United States... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a single new Alzheimer's drug could blow up the federal budget
A new medicine could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars. Will Washington crack down on drug prices in response? (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci accused of misleading Congress about taxpayers' money given to Wuhan lab
(Natural News) Dr. Anthony Fauci has been accused of misleading Congress about the taxpayers’ money given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to study bat coronaviruses. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said during a Senate questioning that $600,000 was donated to the WIV in the span of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conference ends with urgent call for fairer workplaces
When the pandemic is finally over, workplaces need to be made a lot more fairer for the people who have helped the country through the crisis, UNISON delegates heard today. Lilian Macer opened a debate on a composite motion made up of submissions from her own Scotland region and the Newcastle Hospitals branch, each addressing the need to create fairer workplaces. She said that it was UNISON members who had kept communities safe “in the eye of the COVID storm”. And yet the crisis of the last 15 months had shown more clearly than ever the unfairness that exists for so many of those workers. For instance, accordin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference Josie Bird social care Source Type: news

Climate has to be an issue for all our members
The environment was at the forefront of debate at this week’s special delegate conference, with members in agreement that any real recovery from the pandemic must involve the creation of a green and sustainable economy – one that includes public service workers at its heart. All eyes are now on the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26), in Glasgow in November 2021. The union will be mobilising members for a significant engagement at the talks, to ensure the needs of workers and public services are central to the results. Moving the motion Tackling climate change and COP26, Tony Slav...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference climate change green unison international Source Type: news

Fed-up business owners in Baltimore threaten to withhold taxes until city increases police presence
(Natural News) It has never made any sense why people who live in big cities continue to vote for the Democrats who have destroyed them while expecting things to change after every election cycle, only to be disappointed, frustrated and angry when they don’t. Doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WaPo issues correction about covid lab origin after earlier claiming "debunked"
(Natural News) Following the lead of The New York Times, The Washington Post has issued an “explanation” about its earlier false claim that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) originated in bats at a wet market rather than probably at a Chinese laboratory funded by American taxpayers through Anthony Fauci. As you may recall from back in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twinkle, twinkle, you blinking star | Brief letters
Arts funding | NHS waiting times | Swearwords | DNA | Snow in JuneHave I got this right? All taxpayers contribute to publicly funded arts, but those arts must only represent the views of the 43.6% of voters who elected this government (How Oliver Dowden became secretary of state for the culture wars, 11 June)? Another example of Boris Johnson ’s “fairness” agenda, clearly.Deirdre BurrellMortimer, Berkshire• Fixing NHS waiting times could cost £40bn according to leaked estimates from No 10 (Report, 10 June). How much does it cost to neglect them? There is the cost of people on benefits, not earn...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Astronomy Language Tax and spending Politics NHS Health Society UK news Science Space Source Type: news

Maine tries to shift some costs of recycling onto companies instead of taxpayers
With mountains of boxes and bubble wrap from online pandemic shopping now going in the trash, Maine is trying to enact what is known as an extended producer responsibility program. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Frances Stead Sellers Source Type: news

G-7 primer: From corporate taxes to the 'family photo,' what to expect from Biden, world leaders
Coronavirus, climate change and the queen. It's a packed day for Biden and wealthy nation leaders at the summit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HORRORS: Fauci engineered human-animal hybrid abominations using aborted baby tissue
(Natural News) The Fauci Emails have brought us another bombshell about how “America’s Doctor” was involved with conducting heinous human-animal hybrid experiments using aborted human baby parts. Tony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funneled money to the University of Pittsburgh, where mad scientists used American taxpayer dollars given to them by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attorney General Garland vows billionaire tax leak to ProPublica will be 'top of my list' to investigate
Attorney General Merrick Garland said investigating the source of a massive leak of taxpayer data behind a ProPublica article will be a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the super-rich: a billion reasons for a wealth tax | Editorial
When America ’s richest are paying proportionately less in tax than those struggling from paycheck to paycheck, the tax system demands a radical overhaulThis week, Jeff Bezos announced his plan to become the first billionaire in space. Next month, on the 52nd anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, he will fly about 100 km above the rest of us, see the curve of the Earth and experience a few minutes of weightlessness, before a final descent. As a metaphor for the relationship between the super-rich and everyone else, it does not come much better. What also takes some beating is the justification from the world &rsquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: The super-rich Tax and spending Tax avoidance Jeff Bezos Amazon Space Elon Musk Tesla George Soros Source Type: news

Richest Americans pay almost no income taxes, report finds
A report from ProPublica illustrated how wealthy people in the U.S. are able to avoid income taxes by keeping the bulk of their wealth... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Drug Is Bonanza for Biogen, Most Likely at Taxpayer Expense
Despite scant evidence that it works, the drug, Aduhelm, is predicted to generate billions of dollars in revenue, much of it from Medicare. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Robbins and Pam Belluck Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Alzheimer ' s Disease Health Insurance and Managed Care Clinical Trials Biogen Inc Source Type: news

Yellen Passes Deal-Making Test on Taxes, With Long Road Ahead
(Bloomberg) -- Janet Yellen proved her bona fides as a political deal-maker by leading the world’s richest economies to an agreement on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who pays the medical bills from vaccine injuries caused by government-coerced vaccine injections? Answer: YOU DO!
(Natural News) A 38-year-old woman who became permanently injured after getting injected for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) is demanding that American taxpayers foot the bill for her stupidity. Kendra Lippy says she was normal and healthy prior to getting the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Wuhan Flu shot, but within a week afterwards started to experience... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Waste of taxpayer money:' UK police mocked online for using 7.5-tonne truck to tow away an e-scooter
West Mercia Police have been ridiculed on social media for posting a photo of a 7.5-tonne lorry towing away a seized 45kg e-scooter,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The G-7 Nations Agree To Make Big Tech Companies Pay Their Fair Share Of Taxes
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC given $1 billion to push covid vaccine propaganda, funded by the very same taxpayers being damaged by vaccine adverse events
(Natural News) Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) is warning America that Congress just awarded $1 billion to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to push more pro-covid “vaccine” propaganda on social media and in entertainment. In a tweet, Rep. Massie asked the question, To whom is that money flowing? The answer is that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden's $6 trillion budget proposal calls for surge in domestic spending, higher taxes
The president wants trillions on infrastructure, free pre-K and community college, and increases to domestic programs aimed at boosting... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Beat Covid, Beat HIV, & Beat Inequality, Find the Money
A woman is vaccinated against COVID-19 in the indigenous community of Concordia, Colombia. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres repeated his call for the G20 to establish a Task Force “able to deal with the pharmaceutical companies and other key stakeholders”, which would address equitable vaccine distribution through the COVAX global initiative. Credit: WHO/Nadege MazarsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, May 27 2021 (IPS) In this time of intersecting crises – the Covid crisis, the HIV crisis, the inequality crisis, and more – progress on all these crises is being blocked by another crisis: finan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Trump ’s NYC trip for UFC fight cost taxpayers $250K
The records obtained by the Daily News also reveal the Secret Service was only given a one-week heads up on Trump’s one-night 2019 stay... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grocery taxes put low-income families at risk for food insecurity
(Cornell University) Approximately one-third of all U.S. counties do not exempt grocery foods from the general sales tax, which means the lowest-income families living in those areas are most susceptible to food insecurity. New research from Cornell University finds that even a slight grocery tax-rate increase could be problematic for many. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Report reveals impact of £ 1.8billion+ on UK science and economy by Diamond Light Source
(Diamond Light Source) A recent study published 26 May estimates a cumulative monetised impact of at least £ 1.8 billion on UK science and economy from the UK's synchrotron, Diamond Light Source, reflecting favourably with the £ 1.2 billion investment made in the facility to date. And it costs less than a cup of coffee as each taxpayer contributes only £ 2.45 a year towards it. The study measures Diamond's scientific, technological, societal, and economic benefits and highlights the significant impact it has achieved to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Panel: Why incentives, talent and taxes keep drawing companies to NC
North Carolina has become a hotspot for life sciences and technology companies to set up shop, and that growth is only expected to continue due to the state's commitment to working with companies, business leaders say. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news