Tax Raise For The Rich

President of the United States, Barrack Obama, will give his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. The speech is said to discuss tax raise on the wealthy in order to aid those on the middle class spectrum.

Officials say that the increase will result to $320 billion in one decade. The said amount will be used as funding for benefits like tax credits.

The State of the Union speech will be the center of political talks and is expected to reveal the legacy which will be left behind by President Obama. The speech is also expected to shape the coming 2016 election.

The only problem the President’s proposal is the resistance by the Houses of Congress which is both controlled by Republicans. As the economy of the United States grows, it is only right that ordinary families living in the US be able to receive certain benefits.

The tax raise is said to be given much thought and the proposal covers the following:

– Making sure that the richest in America will not be able to pass some of their assets as tax-free
– The earnings of the richest will receive an increase of 4.2% in capital gains tax from the previous 23.8%
– US financial firms, estimated to have total assets of around $50 billion, will get new fees

The proposal will be able to raise fund in order to provide for benefits designed for those citizens who belong in the middle class. Some of these benefits include tripled child tax credits, providing assistance for families whose spouses are both working and giving extra incentives for citizens to be able to save for their retirement.

White House has gained more confidence from the people since the increase in America’s economic growth. Despite the recovery, there is still the issue regarding wages for Americans who are in the middle class. It is the aim that the economic growth will benefit all Americans and provide them with outlet for success.

President Obama is not running for another term in the 2016 election despite the positive outcome on the state of the economy.


How To Clean That Messy Carpet

Living a busy life everyday can lead to a dirty carpet at the end of the day. This is worse if there is a lot of foot traffic inside the house, not to mention the spill which is why it is recommended to have it cleaned daily. The good news is that there is now hot water extraction equipment that can be used for easy cleaning. All you have to do is follow the steps below.

Firstly, you have to decide on the best way to acquire the equipment – either by renting or buying. If you are looking to buy then expect a price range of $200 to $4,000, depending on the model of the equipment. It is more cost effective to rent if you have the whole day devoted to cleaning your carpet. The average cost renting for a day would be around $30.

Once you have the machine, clear the room of any furniture to expose all the carpeting and spray stain remover on parts where there are obvious staining. Get your vacuum cleaner and run the entire carpeting once to remove the loose dirt in the carpet and it will fluff the carpet in the process.

Remember that the most basic hot water extractor will have two tanks and is self-contained. The first tank contains the water combined with commercial shampoo for carpets. The other will be the one catching all the dirty waste water as you move along the cleaning process. Follow the instructions on how to use the machine and put enough water and shampoo as recommended.

You can start the machine and work the entire carpet until such time that the waste water is clearer. If not, continue to refill the solution and empty the waste water as needed. Once the waste water is clear, it is time to let the carpet to dry.Make sure that it is truly dry before vacuuming it once more to remove any dirt that may have stuck on to it as it dries.

If you do not have the time to clean your carpet or to hire equipment, it is best to hire Chem-Dry in Franklin Tennessee for a professional carper cleaning service.



Treating Heroin Addiction With Heroin

Different kinds of treatment are introduced for the rehabilitation of drug and alcohol addiction. In Canada, they have a different approach because heroin addicts can get doctor’s prescription for pharmaceutical grade heroin for severe addiction. As of September 13, doctors can get permits from Canada Special Access Program to prescribe pharmaceutical grade heroin upon verification that traditional options are ineffective to get a patient quit the habit. It must also be proven that rehabilitation or prescribing methadone has failed.

Canada has always adapted progressive thinking in creating legislations that considers addition as an illness instead of moral failure. In 2003, Vancouver became home to the first SIF or supervised injection facility that allows heroin users to bring their own stash and use sterile needles in an environment that is safe and clean. The policy has paved the way for a change in the general perception of addiction. New York council approved a study on the supervised injection facilities while Ithaca’s mayor has proposed to open an SIF.

Canada is undertaking steps to move forward to drug policies that are based on science and evidence-based practices. According to Alyssa Aguilera, co-director of non-profit VOCAL-NY Canada’s new policy is encouraging because it is restorative instead of punitive. This is so unlike the American Drug War where the manner of drug law enforcement is very strict.

Canada recognizes the physical needs of addicts and understands that withdrawal has detrimental effects on the human body. Experts say that it is not realistic to go from all to nothing in just one night especially for those who have been addicted for a long time. Once the addict quits cold turkey, tolerance plummets making them more vulnerable to overdose if they relapse. The new policy is certainly controversial but it is acknowledged that incremental reductions in heroin use are better for some patients instead of other treatment methods.

Passages Malibu offers a unique type of treatment for patient. Instead of a cookie cutter approach that is being offered by rehabilitation centers, a customized program is followed according to the patient’s needs. The reason for addiction is determined so that an effective treatment can be provided.


Extreme Diving Experiences In The Underwater World

Dive Butler was founded by Alexis Vincent, a former scuba expert in 2008. The objective of Dive Butler was to find the most spectacular dive sites all over the world and take guests there in the most extravagant way possible. After eight years, Dive Butler has grown and it includes a team of 50 individuals who will lead the way for the most ambitious diving trips. Dive Butler allows diving enthusiasts to enjoy the most extreme underwater experience that is still relatively unknown to most people.

With Vincent’s help along with the expertise of a few adventurers around the world, you can experience an unforgettable journey from the Galapagos to the Andaman Sea to the world’s most dramatic diving sites. Prices for the diving trip vary depending of the type of trip chosen. For example, an underwater adventure on an extreme dive site can cost $2,200 a week. Vincent can also coordinate for the best yachts to the desired destination while preparing every detail from permits, equipment and certifications for as much as $250,000 per week.

If you are interested on the most extreme diving sites, Vincent can take you to a diving trip to India’s last remaining active volcano that is located in the center of Barren Island. On most days, you can see smoke coming out of the caldera but underwater it is a lunar landscape formed out of black volcanic rocks. You can see coral and different varieties of fishes amidst the highly unusual backdrop.

Another unique dive site can be found in Myanmar’s Mergui archipelago. The current is quite strong and requires strong diving abilities. Extra safety precautions are undertaken because gray reef sharks occasionally come to say hello. Vincent ensures the comfort and convenience of each guest while traversing the island to reach the over-the-top diving site.

Diving from Similan islands liveaboards is the best way to explore the magnificent waters of the Andaman Sea. Similan Islands is the most popular island group in the Andaman Sea and a famous destination for divers who want to enjoy the most interesting diving sites in the world where the most spectacular coral growths can be found.


A Symbol of Eternal Love

In less than a month, Kamariah Brown is set to marry Andrew Carter at Peer Manor House in Karnup but their happiness and excitement for the special day was spoiled due to the loss of their wedding rings. The couple was frustrated when the bride arrived home and found that thieves have stolen their wedding rings including $1,200 in cash, video cameras and other items from the Madora Beach Road house in Perth.

Ms. Brown in an interview with Perth Now, said that it was not the loss of $5,000 worth of items that she was upset with but the wedding rings that were kept in a locked safe under the bed. Kamariah believes that the thieves have just fled the property when she arrived home with her five year old son. When Ms. Brown went up the stairs, she noticed that a side gate was slightly open but she assumed that it was probably due to the wind. However, when her son went inside the house to look for his iPad, they noticed that the windows were broken and stuff was scattered around. Wedding invitations were left strewn on the floor.

Kamariah and son immediately left the house and ran down the streets to the house of fiancé’s parents. Andrew Carter, the wrestling coach immediately returned home after knowing about the unfortunate incident. It was also heartbreaking for the couple that the thieves were able to get their hands on the engagement ring that has just been cleaned and kept for safety reasons inside the safe. The couple hopes that insurance will be able to cover the cost of the rings. They are also hoping that people will notify them in case the stolen rings appear on eBay or Gumtree or somewhere else online.

Wedding rings are symbols of love and romance. Hardly is there a wedding that does not use wedding rings during the ceremony. If you are looking for mens wedding rings Sydney, one of your best options is a ring made from tungsten and specially handcrafted for the groom. Tungsten is a great choice because it lasts forever.

Law Promoting Breastfeeding Will Benefit Babies

Law Promoting Breastfeeding Will Benefit Babies

If you are an expectant mother then one of the most vital decisions you have to make is whether to choose breastfeeding or not. It is important that the mothers as well as the health practitioners have the proper knowledge regarding the matter based on scientific evidence in order to help them decide on the matter. There are dozens of companies that are investing into baby food and they are promoting their products in various ways – wrong promotion could put the baby at risk.

According to the recommendation of Unicef and WHO or World Health Organization, the baby should be fed exclusively with breast milk for their first six months outside the womb. After six months, safe and nutritious food may be introduced along with continued breastfeeding which is recommended until the age of two or longer. The recommendation given is based on scientific research and extensive studies that were conducted all over the globe.

Even though the benefits are endless, it has been recorded that breastfeeding practice is very poor and wrong methods are adapted all over the world. In Thailand alone, the number of babies that are being exclusively breastfed in the first six months outside the womb is only 30 per cent of the total. The figure is considered very low and it shows that Thailand has the lowest percentage in Southeast Asia.

To make sure that expecting mothers get the accurate information in order to decide on the best measure on how and what to feed their babies, a bill is going to be passed by the Ministry of Health and present it to NLA or National Legislative Assembly. The bill proposed to control the marketing methods used by companies promoting breast milk substitutes.

The bill is called Control of Marketing of Infant and Young Child Food Act. It is a comprehensive proposal law that will ensure that infant formula companies will be banned from advertising their products along with other food products that are meant for infants and younger kids.

This bill is just one measure taken by the country to ensure the health of the public. There are also healthier options for adults such as the Thailand health retreat

Why San Antonio Car Owners Have To Pay For Higher Auto Insurance Rates

Why San Antonio Car Owners Have To Pay For Higher Auto Insurance Rates

The Zebra claims to be the largest comparison site for auto insurance. The website released its findings after a massive national study to locate the places in San Antonio where people spend the most in auto insurance. The study took into account pricing data for the last 5 years including the tens of thousands of premiums that were affected by variables like age and gender. According to the findings, San Antonio car owners have to pay more for auto insurance due to factors like inclement weather, significant increase in population and uninsured drivers.

In San Antonio, auto insurance rates have increased by 41.4% over the last 5 years. The increase is far higher than the national increase of 11% over the 2011 rates. According to the Zebra study, 78237 Zip Code that includes Westlawn, Edgewood and certain parts of Memorial Heights is paying the highest insurance rate at $1,934 annually. The least insurance rate of $1,606 annually in the region is being paid by car owners in Kingsbury, an area northwest of San Antonio.

If you will compare the areas in Texas where auto insurance rates are highest, it is not actually San Antonio that is the most expensive Texas City to insure your car but Houston and Dallas at $1,906 and $1,791 respectively. San Antonio occupies the third rank at $1,783. The average state rate is $1,783.

What are the reasons for the local increase in insurance rates in Texas? In the last few years, Texas has experienced severe and damaging weather which has led to billions of dollars in property claims. Population has increased in the metropolitan areas which mean that more and more people will be filing for claims when they experience damaging events.

Because of the increase in auto insurance rates, some car owners are opting out of coverage. This puts insurance companies to more risks because they still have to pay for damage if your car is hit by an uninsured driver.

It is a legal requirement in Thailand to have compulsory Car Insurance (ประกันภัยรถยนต์) that will cover bodily injury and property damages. It is strongly suggested to use comparison sites to get at least 3 quotes before you make an informed decision.

Indian Motorcycle Adding Infotainment Systems To Motorcycles

Indian Motorcycle Adding Infotainment Systems To Motorcycles

Although cars have better comforts compared to motorcycles, this gap is slowly closing in. Air conditioning is, of course, still impossible but motorcycle manufacturers in America are finally bringing the infotainment systems to these 2 wheel transportation. Indian Motorcycle which was founded in 1901 and is the first motorcycle company in the United States has created an innovation in motorcycles through the infotainment systems.

The Breakthrough from Indian Motorcycle

The 2017 models of the Chieftain and the Roadmaster from Indian Motorcycle come with the Ride Command. The Ride Command is an infotainment system integrating navigation, bluetooth connectivity, premium radio and audio, and vehicle data.

Entertainment features

Indian Motorcycle’s 7-inch and 800×480 touch screen is the largest one that is currently available in the market. It is beating Harley Davidson’s 6.5-inch touchscreen. Indian’s display also supports two-finger touch input, while Harley Davidson’s display only supports single-touch. In addition, Ride Command’s touch screen is glove-compatible. It also supports pinch gestures like zooming in and out on a map. The riders are also able to interact with the motorcycle’s infotainment system by using handlebar-mounted control features. This is especially helpful during times when riders are not allowed to take their hands off the handlebars.

Ride Command also has both wireless and wired connectivity options. Riders are able to load songs using the USB drive and play them from its 200-watt audio system on the Roadmaster or its 100-watt audio system on the Chieftain. Songs can also come over the air from its FM/AM/weather band tuners. Additionally, riders using audio systems from their helmets, like those from Sena Technologies, can play the sound via bluetooth wirelessly which a representative from Indian Motorcycle confirmed.

Information features

Aside from the interesting features offered in terms of entertainment, information about safety and maintenance are also offered by the Ride Command. It can display information like fuel economy, fuel range, tire pressure, miles left before oil change, heading and altitude.


With the innovation in infotainment systems and Motorcycle parts, it is only a matter of time before motorcycles become the leading transportation choice among people from all over the world.