Friday, February 7, 2020

Here's some of the democratic candidates 2020 plans on taxes/economy

TAXES

 
Biden
-Increase federal minimum wage to $15 an hour

https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/


Sanders
-Annual tax on top 0.1% of US households (those whose net worth is over $32 million);
-it'll raise an estimated $4.35 trillion in revenue over the next decade and cut the wealth of billionaires in half over 15 years
-1% tax on net worth above $32 million
-2% tax on net worth from $50 million to $250 million
-3% tax on net worth from $250 million to $500 million
-4% tax on net worth from $500 million to $1 billion
-5% tax on net worth from $1 billion to $2.5 billion
-6% tax on net worth from $2.5 billion to $5 billion
-7% tax on net worth from $5 billion to $10 billion
-8% tax on net worth over $10 billion  

https://berniesanders.com/issues/tax-extreme-wealth/ Warren
-Tax on excessive lobbying that applies to every corporation and trade organization that spends over $500,000 per year lobbying the government  

-Companies that spend between $500,000 and $1 million per year on lobbying, calculated on a quarterly basis, will pay a 35% tax on those expenditures. For every dollar above $1 million spent on lobbying, the rate will increase to 60% – and for every dollar above $5 million, it'll increase to 75%.  

-Corporate profits tax on companies that report over $100 million in profits (1200 most profitable firms)
-The first $100 million if left alone, but every dollar above that is taxed at 7%  

https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/excessive-lobbying-tax
https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/real-corporate-profits


Buttigieg
-Increase federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and index it to wage growth
-End right to work laws  

https://peteforamerica.com/policies/empower-workers/

Bloomberg
-Increase federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, indexed to inflation
-Increase federal tax on cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and pipe tobacco by $1
-Double federal spending on homelessness from under $3 billion to $6 billion annually
-Restore the top rate on ordinary income from 37% to 39.6%
-5% surtax on incomes above $5 million a year (effects less than 0.1% of taxpayers)
-Close the "pass-through" 20% deduction that lets many rich taxpayers pay less
-End the carried-interest loophole
-Raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%  

https://www.mikebloomberg.com/policies/all-in-economy
https://www.mikebloomberg.com/policies/e-cigarettes-and-vaping
https://www.mikebloomberg.com/policies/housing-affordability-and-homelessness#half
https://www.mikebloomberg.com/policies/tax-policy


Steyer
-Increase federal minimum wage to $15 an hour
-1% on those whose net worth is above $32 million
-Establish a national referendum process and Congressional term limits

https://www.tomsteyer.com/economic-agenda/


Yang
-Freedom Dividend, a universal basic income of $1,000/month, $12,000 a year, for every American adult over the age of 18. This is independent of one’s work status or any other factor, would grow economy by 12.56-13.1%($2.5 trillion) by 2025, would increase labor force by 4.5-4.7 million people  

-50% tax on all online poker and use revenue to fund research towards prevention, awareness campaigns, and treatment programs  

-0.1% financial transaction tax that would raise as much as $50 billion per year that'll be used to help fund Universal Basic Income  

-Implement value added tax of 10%
-Mandatory family and maternity leave for full-time employees  

-Tax on profits from self driving trucks to provide severance packages for drivers whose jobs are replaced ($168 billion)
 
https://www.yang2020.com/policies/the-freedom-dividend/
https://www.yang2020.com/policies/regulate-online-poker/
https://www.yang2020.com/policies/financial-transaction-tax/
https://www.yang2020.com/policies/value-added-tax/
https://www.yang2020.com/policies/single-parent-assistance/
https://www.yang2020.com/policies/trucking-czar/

Bennet
-Raise minimum wage $15 an hour, with exemption for rural or low cost communities that would potentially harm emplyment/small businesses

-Raise corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%
-Restore the top rate on ordinary income from 37% to 39.6%
-Adding another tax bracket of 44% for very high income taxpayers  

https://michaelbennet.com/realdeal/


Patrick
-Return federal estate tax to 55%

https://devalpatrick2020.com/an-economy-for-everyone-everywhere/

Thursday, October 24, 2019

the 2019 election was the most polarizing election in Canadian history

using a scoring based on the following criteria:
  • number of provinces didn't vote for the winning party
  • margin those provinces were lost by
  • % of the population those provinces consist of
  • number of provinces the winning party got 0 seats in
 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sorry, But the Perfect Lego Brick May Never Be Eco-Friendly

Legos just click. If you've ever played with a competing brand of "interlocking plastic bricks," you know that Lego's big advantage is their solidity, their seemingly infinitesimal tolerances that make sure every piece fits just so with every other. The seams turn invisible. The secret to that tight connection (and how painful Legos are to step on): plastic. Specifically, a very tough plastic called ABS or acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, 3 polymers derived from petroleum. So last month, Lego announced that it would launch, later this year or next, a Sustainable Materials Centre—100 engineers, chemical engineers and materials experts all trying to find an eco-friendly replacement for ABS and other ingredients in the company's toys.  

Finding those replacements will be tougher than getting a one-by-one piece off a wide base plate. (That's hard.) ABS is great. It’s precisely moldable; every Lego block has to be identical to others of its type to within 4 microns, from batch to batch, year after year. ABS also takes color well, so a wall of red bricks looks the same across its entire surface. You can print on it, it’s durable—important for a toy that gets passed down through generations—and, most of all, ABS can create what Lego calls good "clutch" power, the ability to stick to other bricks until kids pull them apart.  

Plus, what does "sustainability" mean in this context? Right now, companies can define that word pretty much however they want. No carbon emissions cutoff exists to qualify a material—and even if one did, it’s notoriously difficult to tally up those emissions. A sustainable material could be renewable or recyclable or both (or neither).  

To Lego, sustainable means changing where their plastics come from—the raw materials or feedstocks. "The feedstock for plastic can come from many places that aren't fossil based—bio-based, renewable or even recycled sources," says Tim Brooks, Lego's senior director of environmental sustainability. Part of the new center’s mission will be to test new feedstocks, including ones that are made out of plants. The center will also work to find a material that itself is recyclable and that overall will have a lower carbon footprint than its current plastics—accounting for the energy that goes into shipping the raw materials to the plant, running the machines that assemble the toys and the materials themselves.  

At a meeting last year, senior project manager Allan Rasmussen spoke about some of the company’s earliest efforts to phase out ABS bricks by 2030. He said they had already tested an impact-modified polylactic acid—a plastic produced from corn—that was "very, very close" to what they needed.  

But if you've ever eaten something hot with a compostable spork, let's say, you might have noticed that current bio-based plastics almost uniformly suck. It’s hard to make a resilient plastic out of plant starches or carbon compounds spit out by bacteria. In the case of polylactic acid, Lego ran into problems with the blocks’ ability to click and stick. A few weeks after molding, the plastic had lost its original shape.  

And it’s not just the iconic bricks that Lego will have to redesign. The majority of Lego’s output is in ABS—it's the most common material used to build over 60 billion bricks every year—but Lego uses a lot of other materials these days, too. Technic pegs that need high levels of friction, car wheels and axles need to slide easily against each other, pneumatic air hoses need to be flexible, car tires need to be compressible...and that doesn't even begin to get into fabrics. Making things even worse for the greenies at Lego, the company packages all of those parts for sale in plastic bags nestled in plastic shrink-wrapped boxes.  

In fact, packaging might be a better target for sustainability. All that stuff gets thrown away. But when's the last time you heard of someone sending even one Lego brick to the landfill? Maybe it’s Lego customers who can do the most good—by passing down sets they already own.  

https://www.wired.com/2015/07/sorry-perfect-lego-brick-may-never-eco-friendly/

Thursday, July 18, 2019

stock ticker code idea

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      "description": "Disney",
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      "description": "AT&T",
      "proName": "NYSE:T"
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      "description": "Verizon",
      "proName": "NYSE:VZ"
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      "description": "Sprint",
      "proName": "NYSE:S"
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      "description": "Fed Ex",
      "proName": "NYSE:FDX"
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      "description": "3M",
      "proName": "NYSE:MMM"
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      "description": "Costco",
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      "description": "CBS",
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      "description": "Yelp",
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Canada: if election held today Conservative would get minority government caused by regaining lead in ontario and being nearly tied with liberals in atlantic canada

https://www.ipsos.com/en-ca/news-polls/Federal-Conservatives-Liberals-Locked-in-Holding-Pattern
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qEnEX9WHYbKCIII2xVpjKZQp7mt0PUnf/view
http://angusreid.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019.07.15_Federal-Vote-Intention.pdf

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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If election held today, Canada would get a liberal minority caused by slight lead in Ontario

https://www.mainstreetresearch.ca/trudeau-liberals-regain-lead-lpc-35-cpc-33-ndp-10-green-10/
https://abacusdata.ca/tight-race-between-conservatives-and-liberals-continues-as-voter-fluidity-remains-high/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qEnEX9WHYbKCIII2xVpjKZQp7mt0PUnf/view
http://angusreid.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019.07.15_Federal-Vote-Intention.pdf

Monday, October 1, 2018

CAQ is very moderate and nationalist in their policies


It's very close to the election so I decided to look at the CAQ's platform to see if they're as crazy as the left claims and it turns out that they're quite protectionist on trade and nationalist on social issues(specially religious and culture based ones). They also have some left wing ideas such as gender parity in cabinet and electoral reform to MMPR. So here's a list of some of the CAQ's most interesting policies
 
  • Reduce immigration by 20%
  • Have 50% women in cabinet
  • Create legislation for electoral reform from FPTP to mixed member proprtional representation
  • Religious signs will be prohibited for all persons in position of authority, including teachers
  • Create $50 million fund to promote and leverage private investment in agriculture
  • Schools, hospitals and residential centres and other government organizations will be required to buy food from local products
  • Defend supply management
  • Consumption of marijuana in all public spaces will be prohibited and the legal consumption age will be raised to 21 years old
  • All immigrants coming to Quebec will be required to learn to speak French
  • Seniors in residential centres will be required to take 2 baths a week and meal budgets will double
  • Junior kindergarten for 4-year olds will be universal and free (but not mandatory)
  • School elections and school boards will the eliminated and will be replaced with school service centres
  • All elementary schools will hold a minimum of 2 20-minute recess periods per day
  • $10 billion will be set aside for the Quebec Infrastructure program to achieve decongestion plan by 2030
 
https://coalitionavenirquebec.org/en/blog/enjeux/economy/
 
 

I predict a CAQ razor thin majority in quebec