FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849. [The World Book Encyclopedia] A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).
The Democratic pressure on GOP senators appears likely to come in the
form of media outreach such as op-eds, as well as public comments by
Obama administration officials. President Barack Obama also is expected to make comments on the need to pass the Buffett Rule.
. Democrats are hoping to use their April 16 Senate vote on the Buffett
Rule to divide Republicans and make their leaders – including Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination – appear out of touch with voters.
Top GOP leaders in both the House and Senate say Democrats are greatly
exaggerating the issue’s heft. They note that it would have only a tiny
impact on deficits, raising an estimated $47 billion over the next
decade, or less than 1% of the $6.4 trillion in deficits projected under
Mr. Obama’s budget plans. They also say it is designed to divert
attention from Mr. Obama’s much larger proposed tax increases on couples
earning more than $250,000, and would harm job creation byhurtingsmall businessesthat pay taxes through their owners’ individual
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And, the 30%overall federal tax rate on people earning more than $1 million a year, will trickle down to all Pensions and Retirement Plans--count on it!
Just an other way to hit the economy, and to make the elderly less independent! We can't have Four More Years to look forward to this!
It is important, likewise, that the
habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those
entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their
respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the
powers of one department to encroach upon another. The
spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all
departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government,
a real despotism.
"All that the South has ever desired was the Union as established by our forefathers should be preserved and that the government as originally organized should be administered in purity and truth." Gen. Robert E. Lee