Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Friday, Sep 22
05:00 PM Magnolia Rythm Trio Live Tonight at Twisted Oak Tasting Room
06:00 PM State of Law Enforcement in Calaveras Co Hosted by FOCSO
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Sep 23
All Day The Big, The Ginormous Annual Winter Ski Sale at CHS Thrift
All Day The 21st Annual Ironstone Concours d' Elegance is September 23rd
All Day Calaveras County Artists Studio Tours, September 23 - 24, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
09:00 AM Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Fair is September 23rd!
03:30 PM Humane Society of Tuolumne County's Whiskers, Wags, and Wine Tasting Event
04:00 PM Community Action Project Fall Equinox Fundraiser
05:00 PM Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo
Sunday, Sep 24
All Day The Big, The Ginormous Annual Winter Ski Sale at CHS Thrift
All Day Calaveras County Artists Studio Tours, September 23 - 24, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
08:00 AM 4th Annual Angels Camp Gold Run
08:00 AM Register Now for the 4th Annual Angels Camp Gold Run on September 24th
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
Tuesday, Sep 26
09:00 AM "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar - Middle Eastern Medley Cooking Class
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in August
Wednesday, Sep 27
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Friday, Sep 29
01:30 PM Local Film "Common Ground" Nominated For Numerous Awards
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Sep 30
09:00 AM Mark Twain Medical Center Hosts Annual Fall Health Fair September 30th
09:30 AM Calaveras Genealogical Society's DNA Workshop
05:00 PM Moon Bash Demolition Derby Coming to Calaveras County Family Fun and Hard-Hitting Action will be a F
Sunday, Oct 1
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
Monday, Oct 2
10:00 AM VA Health Van Coming to Valley Springs October 2nd
Tuesday, Oct 3
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in August
Wednesday, Oct 4
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting

Search Announcements




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Posted by: thepinetree on 09/12/2017 12:39 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/12/2017 12:39 PM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
:

As Steve Would Have Said "One More Thing" iPhone X Launches Last At Live Apple Event

Cupertino, CA...Apple today announced iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, in a gorgeous all-glass design with a beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. iPhone X delivers an innovative and secure new way for customers to unlock, authenticate and pay using Face ID, enabled by the new TrueDepth camera. iPhone X will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, October 27 in more than 55 countries and territories, and in stores beginning Friday, November 3.






The device is the display on iPhone X, featuring the first OLED screen that rises to the standards of iPhone.
“For more than a decade, our intention has been to create an iPhone that is all display. The iPhone X is the realization of that vision,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “With the introduction of iPhone ten years ago, we revolutionized the mobile phone with Multi-Touch. iPhone X marks a new era for iPhone — one in which the device disappears into the experience.”

“iPhone X is the future of the smartphone. It is packed with incredible new technologies, like the innovative TrueDepth camera system, beautiful Super Retina display and super fast A11 Bionic chip with neural engine," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone X enables fluid new user experiences — from unlocking your iPhone with Face ID, to playing immersive AR games, to sharing Animoji in Messages — it is the beginning of the next ten years for iPhone.”

iPhone X introduces a revolutionary design with a stunning all-screen display that precisely follows the curve of the device, clear to the elegantly rounded corners. The all-glass front and back feature the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in silver or space gray, while a highly polished, surgical-grade stainless steel band seamlessly wraps around and reinforces iPhone X. A seven-layer color process allows for precise color hues and opacity on the glass finish, and a reflective optical layer enhances the rich colors, making the design as elegant as it is durable, while maintaining water and dust resistance.1

The beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display2 is the first OLED panel that rises to the standards of iPhone, with stunning colors, true blacks, a million-to-one contrast ratio and wide color support with the best system-wide color management in a smartphone. The HDR display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, which together make photo and video content look even more amazing. The addition of True Tone dynamically adjusts the white balance of the display to match the surrounding light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience.


Familiar gestures allow customers to naturally and intuitively navigate iPhone X.
iOS 11 is redesigned to take full advantage of the Super Retina display and replaces the Home button with fast and fluid gestures, allowing customers to naturally and intuitively navigate iPhone X. Simply swipe up from the bottom to go home from anywhere.

Face ID on iPhone X introduces a revolutionary new way to securely unlock, authenticate and pay.
Face ID revolutionizes authentication on iPhone X, using a state-of-the-art TrueDepth camera system made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator, and is powered by A11 Bionic to accurately map and recognize a face. These advanced depth-sensing technologies work together to securely unlock iPhone, enable Apple Pay, gain access to secure apps and many more new features.

Face ID projects more than 30,000 invisible IR dots. The IR image and dot pattern are pushed through neural networks to create a mathematical model of your face and send the data to the secure enclave to confirm a match, while adapting to physical changes in appearance over time. All saved facial information is protected by the secure enclave to keep data extremely secure, while all of the processing is done on-device and not in the cloud to protect user privacy. Face ID only unlocks iPhone X when customers look at it and is designed to prevent spoofing by photos or masks.

iPhone X features the 7MP TrueDepth camera and a redesigned 12MP rear camera with dual OIS.
The new 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera that enables Face ID features wide color capture, auto image stabilization and precise exposure control, and brings Portrait mode to the front camera for stunning selfies with a depth-of-field effect.

iPhone X also features a redesigned dual 12-megapixel rear camera system with dual optical image stabilization. The ƒ/1.8 aperture on the wide-angle camera joins an improved ƒ/2.4 aperture on the telephoto camera for better photos and videos. A new color filter, deeper pixels and an improved Apple-designed image signal processor delivers advanced pixel processing, wide color capture, faster autofocus in low light and better HDR photos. A new quad LED True Tone Flash offers twice the uniformity of light and includes Slow Sync, resulting in more uniformly lit backgrounds and foregrounds.

The cameras on iPhone X are custom tuned for the ultimate AR experience. Each camera is individually calibrated, with new gyroscopes and accelerometers for accurate motion tracking. The A11 Bionic CPU handles world tracking, scene recognition and the GPU enables incredible graphics at 60fps, while the image signal processor does real-time lighting estimation. With ARKit, iOS developers can take advantage of the TrueDepth camera and the rear cameras to create games and apps offering fantastically immersive and fluid experiences that go far beyond the screen.

Natural Light: The subject’s face is in sharp focus against a blurred background. Studio Light: A clean look with the subject’s face brightly lit. Contour Light: Dramatic shadows with highlights and lowlights. Stage Light: The subject’s face is spotlit against a deep black background. Stage Light Mono: Like Stage Light, but in classic black and white.

The new camera also delivers the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone, with better video stabilization, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps. The Apple-designed video encoder provides real-time image and motion analysis for optimal quality video.

Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting on both the front and rear cameras brings dramatic studio lighting effects to iPhone and allows customers to capture stunning portraits with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles.3

With iOS 11, iPhone X supports HEIF and HEVC for up to two times compression and storage for twice the photos and videos.

iPhone X users can record and send Animoji messages that mirror their facial expressions. iPhone X users can record and send Animoji messages that mirror their facial expressions. iPhone X users can record and send Animoji messages that mirror their facial expressions. iPhone X users can record and send Animoji messages that mirror their facial expressions. iPhone X users can record and send Animoji messages that mirror their facial expressions. iPhone X users can record and send Animoji messages that mirror their facial expressions. iPhone X users can record and send Animoji messages that mirror their facial expressions.

The TrueDepth camera brings emoji to life in a fun new way with Animoji. Working with A11 Bionic, the TrueDepth camera captures and analyzes over 50 different facial muscle movements, then animates those expressions in a dozen different Animoji, including a panda, unicorn and robot. Available as an iMessage app pre-installed on iPhone X, customers can record and send Animoji messages with their voice that can smile, frown and more.

A11 Bionic, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, features a six-core CPU design with two performance cores that are 25 percent faster and four efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion, offering industry-leading performance and energy efficiency. A new, second-generation performance controller can harness all six cores simultaneously, delivering up to 70 percent greater performance for multi-threaded workloads, giving customers more power while lasting two hours longer than iPhone 7. A11 Bionic also integrates an Apple-designed GPU with a three-core design that delivers up to 30 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation. All this power enables incredible new machine learning, AR apps and immersive 3D games.

The neural engine in A11 Bionic is purpose-built for machine learning, augmented reality apps and immersive 3D games.

The new A11 Bionic neural engine is a dual-core design and performs up to 600 billion operations per second for real-time processing. A11 Bionic neural engine is designed for specific machine learning algorithms and enables

The new Apple-designed AirPower mat, coming in 2018, can charge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously.
The glass back design enables a world-class wireless charging solution. Wireless charging works with the established Qi ecosystem, including two new wireless charging mats from Belkin and mophie, available from apple.com and Apple Stores.

Apple gave a sneak peek of AirPower, an Apple-designed wireless charging accessory coming in 2018, which offers a generous active charging area that will allow iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X customers to simultaneously charge up to three devices, including Apple Watch Series 3 and a new optional wireless charging case for AirPods.

Pricing and Availability

iPhone X will be available in silver and space gray in 64GB and 256GB models starting at $999 (US) from apple.com and Apple Stores and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers (prices may vary).
Through Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, customers in the US can get iPhone X, with the protection of AppleCare+, choose their carrier (no multiyear service contract required) and have the opportunity to upgrade to a new iPhone every year. The iPhone Upgrade Program is available for iPhone X at apple.com and Apple Stores in the US with monthly payments starting at $49.91.4

Customers will be able to order iPhone X beginning Friday, October 27, with availability beginning Friday, November 3, in Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.
Apple-designed accessories including leather and silicone cases in a range of colors will be available starting at $35 (US), while a new iPhone X Leather Folio will be available for $99 (US). Lightning Docks in color-matching metallic finishes will also be available for $49 (US), prices may vary.

Every customer who buys iPhone X from Apple will be offered free Personal Setup in-store or online to help them customize their iPhone by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more.

Anyone who wants to start with the basics or go further with iPhone X or iOS 11 can sign up for free Today at Apple sessions at apple.com/today.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

1 iPhone X is splash, water and dust resistant, and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.

2 The iPhone X display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 5.85 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

3 Portrait Lighting launches in beta.

4 Based on a 24-month installment loan; full terms and conditions apply.

5 In most countries.

iPhone X has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.


Comments - Make a comment
The comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for its content. We value free speech but remember this is a public forum and we hope that people would use common sense and decency. If you see an offensive comment please email us at news@thepinetree.net
No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-12 15:07:02   By: Anonymous
 
Much of the Caribean, Texas, and Florida is destroyed, and Steve Jobs dumps another worthless device on the World! Granted, he's no longer here, but the timing is incredibly an example of the priorities people have in our society!

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-12 17:33:01   By: Anonymous
     
    It's the American way!

    [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-12 21:07:19   By: Anonymous
     
    I love the new iPhone! It completes me...

    [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-13 04:18:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Blah blah blah

    [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-13 04:43:25   By: Anonymous
     
    So when are you leaving to go help?

    [Reply ]

Over The Top!!!
Posted on: 2017-09-12 15:38:10   By: Anonymous
 
Another BIG reason people won't be able to pay their student loans -- we just MUST have one no matter what else we don't/can't pay!!

[Reply ]

    Apple- Top Tax Scofflaw
    Posted on: 2017-09-12 16:39:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Apple avoids $Billions in Taxes.

    WSJ - Apple Inc. paid no corporate income tax to any national government on tens of billions of dollars in overseas income over the past four years, Senate investigators found, a revelation that fuels the debate over whether the U.S. tax code needs an overhaul.

    Meanwhile Dump wants to give corporations a tax cut.

    If Dump gets his tax cuts, he would save $12 Million in taxes.

    Meanwhile the lower middle class would pay more taxes, the poor even more.

    This is what you get with a stolen election Oligarchy, not Democracy.

    [Reply ]

      Re: Apple- Top Tax Scofflaw
      Posted on: 2017-09-12 16:44:13   By: Anonymous
       
      Absolutely - totally correct you are!!! And the majority of us will be paying for it big time paying the taxes the wealthy aren't.

      [Reply ]

        Re: Apple- Top Tax Scofflaw
        Posted on: 2017-09-14 20:25:19   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank you for paying taxes and letting me hoard my riches.

        [Reply ]

      Re: Apple- Top Tax Scofflaw
      Posted on: 2017-09-12 21:51:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Source?

      [Reply ]

      Re: Apple- Top Tax Scofflaw
      Posted on: 2017-09-13 10:21:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Apple's financial statements for the most recent quarter ending June 30, 2017, shows them paying $9.7 billion in corporate income tax over the first nine months of their fiscal year. Can you please explain where you got your information?

      [Reply ]

    Re: Over The Top!!!
    Posted on: 2017-09-13 04:29:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Well at least Apple has cheap labor for their products then selling the iPhone for what, $1,000 to 1,200 a piece? It's Capitalism at it's finest.
    Now imagine the cost if Apple brought their entire operation here, especially in California? Could you imagine what the taxes from the thieving Democrats ....I mean the State... would heap upon the entire Apple Empire? The amount paying the work force, health ins cost, property, assembling everything? Gee, I can't understand why all these corporations leave the state let alone the country.


    Where Is the iPhone Made?

    $$$ By the way, here are some of the countries which help produce Apples success and please notice the US is in there....barely....ready?$$$
    $$$ Accelerometer: Bosch Sensortech. Based in Germany, with locations in the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan
    $$$ Audio chips: Cirrus Logic. Based in the U.S., with locations in the U.K., China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore

    $$$ Battery: Samsung. Based in South Korea, with locations in 80 countries
    $$$ Battery: Sunwoda Electronic. Based in China
    $$$ Camera: Qualcomm. Based in the U.S., with locations in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and more than a dozen locations through Europe and Latin America
    $$$ Camera: Sony. Based in Japan, with locations in dozens of countries
    $$$ Chips for 3G/4G/LTE networking: Qualcomm.
    $$$ Compass: AKM Semiconductor. Based in Japan, with locations in the U.S., France, England, China, South Korea, and Taiwan
    $$$ Glass screen: Corning. Based in the U.S., with locations in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Turkey, the U.K., and the United Arab Emirates
    $$$ Gyroscope: STMicroelectronics. Based in Switzerland, with locations 35 countries
    $$$Flash memory: Toshiba. Based in Japan, with locations in over 50 countries
    Flash memory: Samsung.
    $$$ LCD screen: Sharp. Based in Japan, with locations in 13 countries
    $$$ LCD screen: LG. Based in South Korea, with locations in Poland and China
    A-series Processor: Samsung.

    $$$ A-series Processor: TSMC. Based in Taiwan, with locations in China, Singapore, and the U.S.
    Touch ID: TSMC
    $$$ Touch ID: Xintec. Based in Taiwan.
    $$$ Touchscreen controller: Broadcom. Based in the U.S., with locations in Israel, Greece, the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, France, India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea
    $$$ Wi-Fi chip: Murata. Based in the U.S., with locations in Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Spain, the U.K., Germany, Hungary, France, Italy, and Finland.

    Congrats to the greedy Government on driving out all of the large corporations and the majority of the work force to other countries.

    PS: At least LYING CHEATING CORRUPT HILLARY isn't in on it. AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    (I miss that guy)

    [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-12 17:50:51   By: Anonymous
 
You are a total a hole, look at the tax proposal, it may give corporations tax cuts, but the middle class and others will do pretty well! The poor don't pay taxes to begin with, the middle class carries the load, so get your facts straight before spouting off your ignorant comments! If you don't have a job maybe just maybe you will have one if corporations and those that create jobs get out from the smothering regulations, and get this economy running!

[Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-12 18:14:24   By: Anonymous
 
Dave's not here

[Reply ]

    Foxbot
    Posted on: 2017-09-12 19:07:17   By: Anonymous
     
    You are a total a hole, look at the tax proposal, it may give corporations tax cuts, but the middle class and others will do pretty well! The poor don't pay taxes to begin with, the middle class carries the load, so get your facts straight before spouting off your ignorant comments! If you don't have a job maybe just maybe you will have one if corporations and those that create jobs get out from the smothering regulations, and get this economy running!

    Foxbot Alert

    This is how the 99% get screwed- Fox BS.

    [Reply ]

      Re: Foxbot
      Posted on: 2017-09-12 19:16:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Do you not understand why he wants to cut corporate tax? Currently they pay ZERO tax due to loopholes and filing their corp taxes in very tax friendly countries. Corporate America has stated they would be willing to come back if the US would reduce the current tax rates.

      [Reply ]

        Re: Foxbot
        Posted on: 2017-09-12 20:24:30   By: Anonymous
         
        You do understand repatriation is a scam? Under Reagan it was, why would it be any different?
        Hundreds of $Billions lost.
        The GOP will not allow an equitable tax law, history shows this true.

        Don't fall for it again.

        [Reply ]

          Re: Foxbot
          Posted on: 2017-09-12 21:54:06   By: Anonymous
           
          How many poor people have created jobs for others?

          [Reply ]

            Re: Foxbot
            Posted on: 2017-09-12 22:41:54   By: Anonymous
             
            nipples

            [Reply ]

            How many poor people have created jobs for others?
            Posted on: 2017-09-13 00:40:36   By: Anonymous
             
            Quite a lot actually.

            [Reply ]

              Re: How many poor people have created jobs for others?
              Posted on: 2017-09-13 13:23:36   By: Anonymous
               
              Name Two....................

              [Reply ]

      Re: Foxbot
      Posted on: 2017-09-13 04:50:04   By: Anonymous
       
      He's absolutely correct. The middle class carries the work load (TAXES) of the country. Imagine how well the US would do if all the large corporations that fled the US because of the ridiculous amount of taxes they were bombarded with came back to the US?
      Why do you think large corporations have been fleeing Calif and going to other states? TAXES
      Wake up man

      [Reply ]

        Re: Foxbot
        Posted on: 2017-09-13 10:28:51   By: Anonymous
         
        You're absolutely wrong, the middle class does not carry the work load (TAXES) of the country. Currently, the top 1% pay 46% of income taxes, while the next 4% pay 18%, for a total of 64% by the top 5% of wage earners. The middle class doesn't come close to carrying its weight. In fact, the biggest difference between the US and the socialist utopias in Europe is not the taxes the top 5% pay, but rather the lack of taxes paid by the US middle class. If the US wants to follow the path towards socialism that the new Democrats are pushing, middle class taxpayers will eventually wake up to a much larger tax bill

        [Reply ]

Homeless
Posted on: 2017-09-13 04:12:29   By: Anonymous
 
I saw a homeless guy yesterday in Murphys.
I believe he had his priorities in order. A large percentage of his
skin from the neck down (that was visible) was covered in tattoos
and he had an iPhone. So at least he knows where his money should go.





[Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-13 05:39:28   By: Anonymous
 
I'm just here to read old farts complain about a new phone....

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-13 07:23:54   By: Anonymous
     
    White people buy the new phone. Black's then steal them. Spics too.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-13 09:12:00   By: Anonymous
       
      What about asians or Indians? I'm curious to know. I'm curious, do you know the difference from Hindi and a Persian?

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-09-13 13:27:25   By: Anonymous
         
        Siz ayırmanı kaydan bilişet?

        [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-09-14 07:28:35   By: Anonymous
         
        All I know is that Persian's live in France

        [Reply ]

          Re:
          Posted on: 2017-09-14 20:26:31   By: Anonymous
           
          And Michigan.

          [Reply ]

      Re: Foxbot
      Posted on: 2017-09-13 10:09:30   By: Anonymous
       
      You're absolutely wrong, the middle class does not carry the work load (TAXES) of the country. Currently, the top 1% pay 46% of income taxes, while the next 4% pay 18%, for a total of 64% by the top 5% of wage earners. The middle class doesn't come close to carrying its weight. In fact, the biggest difference between the US and the socialist utopias in Europe is not the taxes the top 5% pay, but rather the lack of taxes paid by the US middle class. If the US wants to follow the path towards socialism that the new Democrats are pushing, middle class taxpayers will eventually wake up to a much larger tax bill.

      [Reply ]

        Consumer Economy
        Posted on: 2017-09-13 10:36:44   By: Anonymous
         
        >How many poor people have created jobs for others? <

        The worn out propaganda is that only the wealthy create jobs, so we should not tax them.
        This is shown wrong by the data, facts that clearly show the middle class creates the most jobs thru small business.
        This may change somewhat as we enter a more and more monopolistic economy, which destroys competition, innovation, and jobs.
        The wealthy and large corps don't pay taxes at the same rate as the middle class, yet they soaked with extra cash and profits are pressuring the GOP for more tax cuts.

        The facts speak for themselves- tax cuts for the 1% does not create jobs, tax cuts for the middle class does, and creates jobs. Will we see this? It appears not, as the government only works for the 1%.

        We can change this, and raise the living standard of the 99%, and have Medicare for all, as all industrialized countries have.
        We have the power to change the wrong direction we are living in now.

        [Reply ]

          Re: Consumer Economy
          Posted on: 2017-09-13 13:28:56   By: Anonymous
           
          With your ideas you could go a long way in Venezuela.

          [Reply ]


What's Related
These might interest you as well
phpws Business Directory

Photo Albums

Local News

Web Pages

RSS News Feeds

Calendar


Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Century 21 Sierra Properties
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing
Jenny's Kitchen




Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2017