US President Joe Biden to 'propose hiking tax on rich'
The plan would increase US capital gains taxes and the top marginal income tax rate. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Set to Raise Taxes on Rich to Fund Child Care and Education
The president’s American Family Plan, which remains in flux, does not currently include an effort to expand health coverage, as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India reports global record of 314,000 new coronavirus cases as surge taxes health system short of beds and oxygen
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc. relocates headquarters from Illinois to Franklin
Williamson County has reeled in a corporate headquarters relocation from a company that's leaving one of the highest-taxed states in the nation. Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc. announced its arrival Wednesday, in a move that brings 58 jobs from the company's current base in Peoria, Illinois. The business model of the nearly 20-year-old company is providing medical and mental health services to county-run jails, juvenile detention fac ilities and drug rehabilitation centers across 15 states. "Advanced… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Adam Sichko Source Type: news

Africa: Why African Countries Need Reliable Local Data On Sugary Drinks Taxes
[The Conversation Africa] Diets in sub-Saharan Africa are changing as more countries advance from low-income to middle-income status. People's eating habits are shifting from food rich in starchy staples, vegetables and fruits to a more westernised diet high in sugar, saturated fats and oils. This shift to unhealthy foods is fuelling obesity related chronic, noncommunicable conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leaked emails show FDA used taxpayer dollars to buy mutilated late-term aborted babies
(Natural News) Emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been using American taxpayer dollars to purchase mutilated body parts from babies that were murdered through late-term abortion. The FDA purchased the body parts from the California-based firm Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) during Obama’s reign from 2012-2018. After getting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal agencies caught trafficking aborted baby body parts for profit
(Natural News) Judicial Watch has released a 600-page report exposing the United States government for trafficking “fresh” aborted baby body parts using American taxpayer dollars. The report reveals that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) purchased the parts for “biological experiments” such as drug testing and the humanization of mice. Judicial Watch procured emails between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Case for Abandoning ‘Corporate Responsibility’ When We Judge Company Practices
In an earlier era, green referred to grass and trees and jealous eyes. But over the past half-century, green has taken on a life of its own. The Green movement deals with the collisions and contagions of the contemporary world—how to view them, and how to cure them. The book from which this essay is excerpted, The Spirit of Green, examines a wide array of social, economic and political questions from a Green vantage point. These questions include established areas such as pollution control and global warming. But they also involve new frontiers such as Green chemistry, taxes, ethics and finance. The example that foll...
Source: TIME: Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: William Nordhaus Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Africa: We Mapped the Landscape for Taxes On Sugary Drinks in Seven African Countries
[The Conversation Africa] Preventing diet-related noncommunicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and decreasing the burden on fragile healthcare systems is an urgent priority for governments. This urgency is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals with noncommunicable diseases are bearing the brunt of COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India likely to waive customs duty on COVID-19 vaccine imports
The government presently levies 10 per cent customs or import duty plus a 16.5 per cent I-GST and social welfare surcharge on vaccines coming from overseas. These taxes would make the imported vaccines costlier than the ones made by Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Biden Administration Is Trying to Kickstart the Great American Electric Vehicle Race
American tailpipes have played an outsized role in global warming. In 2019, transportation accounted for 29% of the country’s human-generated emissions, the most of any sector tracked by the Environmental Protection Agency—and the U.S. is the world’s second-largest carbon emitter. The Biden Administration wants to clean up transportation’s dirty reputation, and make America the global leader in electric vehicle production in the process. At the moment, electric vehicles, or EVs, aren’t particularly common in the U.S. Only about 2% of vehicles sold in the U.S. last year were electric. “It...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Joey Lautrup Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Climate Real Estate Bubble: Is the U.S. on the Verge of Another Financial Crisis?
1171 Shoreham looks much like it did when Anna Zimmerman lived there: modest but presentable. A good starter home for Zimmerman and her husband when they bought it in 2005, for a while it provided an idyllic existence in suburban Charleston, S.C., a community of friendly neighbors for their young child, a quaint backyard and even space for Zimmerman’s mother-in-law. Then, in 2015, the first flood hit, taking most of their property with it after a heavy rain. This came as a shock; no flood risk had been disclosed when Zimmerman bought the house. But, determined to turn lemons into lemonade, she used the insurance mo...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland and Graphics by Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Children’s care in UK needs ‘fundamental redesign’, report says
Bill for taxpayers continues long after those in care become adults because of system faults, study shows (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roger Stone Got A Pardon From Trump, But Now The Feds Are Suing Him For $2 Million In Unpaid Taxes
Prosecutors also accused Stone and his wife of putting more than $1 million into corporate accounts to finance a “lavish lifestyle” and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Justice Department sues Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally, alleging tax evasion
Mr. Stone and his wife failed to pay almost $2 million in federal income taxes, the government said in its complaint, which also said... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Justice Department sues Trump ally Roger Stone and wife over alleged $2 million in unpaid taxes
The lawsuit accuses Roger Stone and Nydia Stone of using an "alter ego" company in an attempt to "shield their personal income from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Justice Department sues Trump ally Roger Stone, alleging millions in unpaid taxes
Stone, a well-known GOP political operative, served as a campaign adviser to Trump. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For 25 Years, Taxpayers Picked Up Polluters’ Superfund Bill. That May Finally Change.
Fees on oil producers and petrochemical companies once funded toxic waste cleanups. Republicans let them expire in 1995. Democrats want them back. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

CDC using YOUR taxpayer dollars to pay social media "influencers" to push Covid-19 injections
(Natural News) Social media influencer and model Whitney Rife put out a video the other day claiming that two different Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine campaigns offered her “thousands” of dollars to post a selfie of herself getting jabbed. In an Instagram confession, Rife warned her roughly 409,000 followers to be careful when listening to social... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine research ‘was 97% publicly funded’
Analysis rebuts claim by Boris Johnson that jab was developed ‘because of greed’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt least 97% of the funding for the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has been identified as coming from taxpayers or charitable trusts, according to the first attempt to reconstruct who paid for the decades of research that led to the lifesaving formulation.Using two different methods of inquiry, researchers were able to identify the source of hundreds of millions of pounds of research grants from the year 2000 onwards for published work on what ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi Tags: Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Pharmaceuticals industry Science Coronavirus UK news World news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Biden 'prepared to negotiate' size, taxes with lawmakers on $2.25 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan
Republicans say pieces of Biden's American Jobs Plan are 'non-starters' for bipartisan support. That includes undoing Trump's 2017 tax cuts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sales of sugar sweetened beverages decline after SA introduces Health Promotion Levy - study
(University of the Witwatersrand) This could mean that purchasers are consuming less excess sugar and calories, and less obesity. The findings are consistent with evaluations in other countries with sugar-sweetened beverages taxes, where taxing sugary drinks is an effective public health strategy to reduce the burden of health conditions linked to overconsumption of sugar. This is the first study to evaluate the impact of South Africa's tax on sugar and caloric intake. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Under Andrew Cuomo's administration, illegal aliens received $1.1 billion more in taxpayer support than small businesses
(Natural News) In deep Blue states like New York, Americans are afterthoughts. (Article by Jose Nino republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com) According to a report by John Binder of Breitbart News, about 200,000 illegal aliens in New York are expected to receive $2.1 billion in stimulus checks and unemployment benefits. And yes, this money is coming from New... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful, wealthy corporations continue to pay NO federal taxes while Biden plans to sock it to wage earners to fund more covid bailouts
(Natural News) A new study has revealed that some 26 Fortune 500 companies, including FedEx and Nike, paid no federal income tax for the past three years. Thanks to a sweeping 2017 tax bill passed by a then-Republican-dominated Congress and signed into law by Donald Trump, these large corporations were once against shielded by conservatives... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overcoming COVID-19: World Leaders Must Finance a More Equal World to Beat Pandemics
High school graduation, Accra, Ghana, 2013. Credit: United NationsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) Leaders at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (April 5-11) will determine how best to recover from one of the biggest crises the institutions have faced since their founding in 1944—COVID-19’s impact and its economic aftermath. Given the need to fund treatment and vaccines, there is pressure to scale back funding for social provisions. But doing so would prove a catastrophic—and costly—mistake. Instead, leaders must boldly finance a more equal world. The issue isn’t just...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

US's global corporate tax offer, ShareChat booms, Vaccitech IPO
US offers to make a bargain with the rest of the world on taxation of multinational companies (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

White House defends hiking taxes on corporations to pay for infrastructure
Faced with major blowback over its $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, the Biden administration is rolling out a campaign to justify... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Unveils Plan to Raise Corporate Taxes
The tax plan would raise the corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 21 percent to help fund the president’s economic agenda. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Business groups oppose Joe Biden's "dangerously misguided" plan to pay for $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill by raising taxes
(Natural News) President Joe Biden is asking Congress to pass his $2.3 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan. Many major business organizations are opposing the costly plan, calling it “dangerously misguided.” The unified defiance against Biden’s plan signals the strength of the opposition the White House is up against as it struggles to promote the president’s spending... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jeff Bezos Endorses Higher Corporate Taxes For Infrastructure
The Amazon founder's statement came after President Joe Biden singled out the company for criticism about how much it pays in federal taxes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jeff Bezos comes out in support of increased corporate taxes
As the White House considers raising taxes on corporations for the first time in more than 25 years, the head of one of America's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millionaire New Yorkers could soon be paying the highest taxes in the country
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to finalize a proposal that would put a 13.5% to 14.8% local and state tax on New York City's highest earners. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellen makes case for a global minimum tax on multinational corporations
The goal is to prevent companies from relocating wherever they find lower taxes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health minister defends use of controversial lateral flow tests in No10's new twice-a-week plan
Critics of the controversial kits - which offer results in just 15 minutes - called the scheme 'reckless' and a 'scandalous' waste of taxpayers' cash. The tests will be rolled out in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of profitable U.S. companies haven't had a federal tax expense since Trump's rate cut
Under Biden's tax plan, companies like Duke Energy, Nike and Salesforce would likely pay billions more in taxes every year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of American corporations paid no federal income taxes last year: report
Dozens of America’s biggest companies paid no federal income taxes last year thanks to a range of tax breaks — including some brand-new... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK taxpayers pumped £21m in to fitting out Dutch vaccine factory that EU have now blocked
Steve Baker urged No10 to ask for a refund of the £21million it invested into fitting out a Dutch factory to make AstraZeneca jabs, if the EU presses ahead with its threat to impose an export ban. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Federal Taxes for Dozens of Big, Profitable Companies
FedEx and Nike are among those found to have avoided U.S. tax liability for three straight years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand raises minimum wage to $20 an hour and raises taxes on the rich
Taxes on the riches New Zealanders are being raised (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN Leadership Necessary for Fairer Tax Cooperation
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 2021 (IPS) Illicit financial flows (IFFs) hurt all countries, both developed and developing. But poor countries suffer relatively more, accounting for nearly half the loss of world tax revenue. IFFs refer to cross-border movements of money and other financial assets obtained illegally at source, e.g., by corruption, smuggling, tax evasion, etc. This often involves trade mis-invoicing and transnational corporations’ (TNCs) transfer pricing via ‘creative’ accounting or book-keeping. Jomo Kwame SundaramStaggering revenue losses About ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

"The largest tax hike in generations" could pay for up to 75% of Biden's next spending plan
(Natural News) On Wednesday, President Biden will unveil the first part of a two-part stimulus plan aimed at infrastructure, climate change, and social programs. (Article by Tyler Durden republished from ZeroHedge.com) While initial reports pegged the next round of stimulus at $3 trillion, the Washington Post‘s Jeff Stein now reports that new spending could top $4 trillion, while new taxes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taxpayer Funded Research And The Covid-19 Vaccine
For the first time in more than 25 years, respect for the biopharmaceutical industry rose dramatically in 2020 due in large part due to the unprecedented delivery of vaccines against Covid-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

Biden Set to Unveil $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
The proposal would increase corporate taxes to pay for fixing roads and bridges, boosting research and development and tackling climate change. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand raises minimum wage and increases taxes on the rich
Jacinda Ardern says the changes to wages and benefits will help support the most vulnerable (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to propose two-pronged infrastructure package
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doesn't want the bill to become "a massive effort to raise taxes on businesses and individuals." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A gas tax? A mileage tax? Biden wary of user fees to pay for roads, bridges and highways
Pete Buttigieg has sent mixed signals on gas and mileage taxes but Biden is steering clear of them to pay for his infrastructure plan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

IMF, World Bank Must Urgently Help Finance Developing Countries
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 has set back the uneven progress of recent decades, directly causing more than two million deaths. The slowdown, due to the pandemic and policy responses, has pushed hundreds of millions more into poverty, hunger and worse, also deepening many inequalities. Anis ChowdhuryDevelopment setbacks The outlook for developing countries is grim, with output losses of 5.7% in 2020. Compared to pre-pandemic trends, the expected 8.1% loss by end-2021 will be much worse than advanced countries dropping 4.7%. COVID-19 has further set back progr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news