Re: Best team of all times?
- From: MH <MHnospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:59:54 -0600
On 02/06/11 4:27 PM, MH wrote:
On 02/06/11 9:21 AM, Mark V. wrote:On Jun 2, 5:41 am, Paul C<hoddles...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Catalonia and the Basque country are autonomous regions, Bavaria is a
state in a federation, she has her own parliament and government. I
think all have more authority about themselves than Wales or Scotland.
But Scotland has its own parliament and government too.
US states and Canadian provinces have their own "parliaments" (state
legislatures/provincial legislative assemblies). Is Scotland's any
Less. I believe, though it may have changed, that Scotland's devolved
parliament has a 1 % discretionary power in rate of income tax.
I was off on this:
"The Scottish Parliament will have the power to vary the basic rate of personal income tax by a maximum of 3p in the pound. There is no power over corporation tax."
This is still a lot less discretion than Provinces have in Canada, as they set their own rates of business tax (additional to federal tax), sales tax (Alberta has none; some of the other provinces have now "harmonized" their provincial sales taxes with the federal GST, but this is very recent for all but the Atlantic provinces, and I don't think it includes Sask and MAnitoba (and definitely not Alberta) yet) and personal income tax. And there is a LOT more than 3 % variance in the personal income tax rates between provinces.
provinces have much more discretion over revenue and spending - for
example, Alberta has a flat provincial income tax rate of 10 % whereas
other provinces have incremental, and in the case of those like Quebec,
NFLD and Nova Scotia, much higher tax rates.
Provinces also have complete jurisdiction over health care, whereas
there is still a NHS (national health service) in the UK.
Quebec has a different code of civil law.
I think states also have tremendous spending/ taxation discretion, don't
they? I remember states like Texas having no state income tax, whereas
residents of New York State pay considerably more income tax than in
This is not a rhetorical flame, either. I really don'tknow.
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