(urth) Gene Wolfe's Politics

Chris P rasputin_ at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 28 15:43:45 PDT 2009


The City and Borough of Sitka is a unified city-borough located on the west side of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. With an estimated population of 8,986 in 2005,[1] Sitka is the state's fourth-largest city by population in Alaska and the largest city in the United States by area.

The name Sitka (derived from Sheet’ká, a contraction of the Tlingit name Shee At'iká) means "People on the Outside of Shee," Sheet’-ká X'áat'l (often expressed simply as Shee) being the Tlingit name for Baranof Island. The town is sometimes referred to as "Sitka-by-the-Sea."

> Tax rates around the world vary considerably both in their statutory
> rates, and in their effective rates after all offsets are considered,
> preventing any straightforward comparisons of tax rates between countries.
> In some countries, for example, the United States, Canada and Switzerland,
> subnational governments also collect taxes, which further complicates the
> calculation of the tax rate.
> In the United States, the top marginal federal corporate rate for income
> over $18.3 million is 35% (it can be as low as 15% for income under
> $50,000). Most states also tax companies,[2] but the state tax is a
> deductible expense in calculating federal tax, so the overall tax rate is
> not simply the sum of the two tax rates.
> .
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