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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Abysha
You mean Swizterland?
Voting in Switzerland (called votation) is the process by which Swiss citizens make decisions about governance and elect officials. The polling stations are opened on Saturdays and Sunday mornings but most people vote by post in advance (Abstimmungssonntag in German); at noon on that day, voting ends and the results are usually known at the end of the afternoon. Switzerland's voting system is unique among modern democratic nations in that Switzerland practices direct democracy in parallel with representative democracy, which is why the Swiss system is known as a semi-direct democracy. Direct democracy allows any citizen to challenge any law approved by the parliament or, at any time, propose a modification of the federal Constitution. In addition, in most cantons all votes are cast using paper ballots that are manually counted. At the federal level, voting can be organised for:
"The fundamentals of California and the U.S. suggest the most likely evolution of the California economy is more of the same — slow, steady and unexceptional growth," said Jerry Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the forecast.
originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
a reply to: Xtrozero
It really depends on your perspective. 2016 is great... If you're part of the wealthy upper echelon. Otherwise, not so much. 1976 must have been awful for them, the top 1% received only 8.9% of pre-tax income, as opposed to the approximately 23% in 2007. What did the economic situation look like in 1976? Actually, 1975, what did it look like in 1975?
originally posted by: TheBadCabbie
a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn
The jobs alone created by such a tax reform would benefit the poor immensely.