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Robert Rector, Research fellow at the Heritage Foundation

In 2010, the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes. This generated an average annual fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of around $14,387 per household. This cost had to be borne by U.S. taxpayers... Under current law, all unlawful immigrant households together have an aggregate annual de... See More
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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city

agrees Health taxes
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing global crisis, especially in low-and-middle income countries. There’s substantial evidence that taxes and fiscal policies are essential to confronting this health threat.
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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city

agrees Soda taxes
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing global crisis, especially in low-and-middle income countries. There’s substantial evidence that taxes and fiscal policies are essential to confronting this health threat.
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Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (Bill Clinton)

There have always been new ways of communication to contend with (for example the cassette recordings of Polish solidarity leader Lech Walesa’s speeches that were spread from factory to factory). So technology can very much be democratizing. The question is how we can use technology to increase the democratizing governance aspect instead of dealing with the fact that people often have the wrong in... See More
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Paul De Grauwe, Economist. Professor in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics

disagrees Basic Income
A universal basic income that has the ambition to ban poverty from the world, is then immensely expensive. That doesn’t need to surprise you. To give the poor (a minority in society) a basic income, you have to also provide a basic income to the large majority that doesn’t need it. This leads to new problems. The working majority receives a basic income that stands loose from labor efforts, bu... See More
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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city

disagrees Brexit
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Timothy Geithner, American central banker and politician

disagrees Brexit
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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city

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Jeffrey Crowley, American government official

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Aneesh Chopra, Chief technology officer of the united states

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Jarrod Bernstein, Counter terrorism official

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Gabriel Guerra-Mondragón, American diplomat

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R. Nicholas Burns, American diplomat and academic

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Esther Kia'aina, Hawaii politician

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Frank Lavin, American diplomat

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Sheila Dixon, American mayor

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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city

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Andrew P. Harris, American politician

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Linda R. Greenstein, New jersey state senator

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Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, American politician

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Richard Pan, American politician

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Kweisi Mfume, American politician

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Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (Bill Clinton)

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