Putin, who also blocked the American programming of The Simpsons and South Park due to their “undermining of social mores,” then advised the station to produce a positive series on school life.Working closely with Patriarch Kirill over the past year, Putin has arranged for the prelate to anchor his own television program, hold stadium meetings with Russian youth, and introduce a wide range of new Orthodox Christian curriculum in Russia’s public schools adding to the existing courses on Orthodoxy in spite of Jewish objections.“We think it would be premature to go forward with any project at this time because we want to send an unequivocal message to the Iranians,” she told journalists.Sergei Lavrov, Clinton’s counterpart as Russian Foreign Minister, insisted that despite the US Secretary of State’s objections, Moscow would go through with starting up the reactor.Lawmakers dictate who must remit taxes, but the final burden is determined by how people alter their actions in response to these taxes.   Per the textbook When we consider the burden of a tax, we must distinguish between the burden as it is specified in the tax law and the true economic burden. Excise taxes, for example, fall more heavily on lower-income households.  CBO’s breakdown of effective federal tax rates is as follows: † Negative income tax burdens result from refundable tax credits, which often exceed the income tax liabilities of low-income households. In such cases, individuals receive cash payments from the government through the IRS (for more detail, see Tax Preferences). article, reporter David Cay Johnston wrote that “the 400 taxpayers with the highest incomes …now pay income, Medicare and Social Security taxes amounting to virtually the same percentage of their incomes as people making ,000 to ,000.” This article failed to account for the burden of corporate income taxes, which fall more heavily on upper-income households. * In a 2012 Fox News article entitled “Republicans Dispute Obama’s ‘Fair Share’ Claims, Say Top Earners Already Pay Enough,” reporter Jim Angle wrote that “the top 1 percent of earners take home 16.9 percent of the nation’s total income, but pay 36.7 percent of the nation’s income taxes.” This article failed to account for the burden of social insurance taxes, which fall more heavily on lower-income households. [W]hat I’d already discovered about the ultrarich also holds true for people who are far from the million-dollar bracket: our tax code isn’t progressive. For people like me—and I assume there are millions of us—it’s regressive.Together, the Prime Minister and the Patriarch are building churches and monasteries throughout Russia, with a special emphasis on bringing the youth into the Orthodox Christian community.who could attract great people and no longer hordes of Zionist Jews who flood Obama’s administration, it is now.
Vladimir Putin is doing this very thing in a resurgent Christian Russia, whose Christian roots and heritage of many generations are being reestablished in that nation’s cultural and religious life.
On the anniversary of the Patriarch’s enthronement, Putin congratulated the hierarch for expanding Orthodox Christianity both in Russian society and beyond its borders: “Under your leadership, the influence of the Russian Church is growing not only in Russia but also abroad.
The Church’s dialogue with the public in solving social ills is notably expanding and is being filled with new content.” In close connection with Patriarch Kirill, Putin is providing funding to restore Christian sites and the return of properties seized from the Church in Soviet times.
For many people, the more you make, the lower the rate you pay. * Based upon Mitt Romney’s 2010 federal tax return, the following organizations published articles claiming that Romney pays a lower federal tax rate than most Americans: Politi Fact, Fact Check.org, CBS News, and Agence France-Presse.    All of these articles failed to account for the burden of corporate income taxes, which fall more heavily on upper-income households. Both Politi Fact and Fact also: is a very narrow measure of income.
It excludes such items as untaxed social security and pension benefits, tax-exempt employee benefits, income earned within retirement accounts, and tax-exempt interest. Narrow measures of income understate taxpayers’ ability to pay taxes and overstate their ETRs [effective tax rates].  * Just Facts and two CPAs from Ceterus (a nationwide accounting firm) conducted analyses of Romney’s 2010 federal tax return that accounted for all measurable sources of income and federal taxes.