Bronx: I read that last year’s “swag bags” at the Oscars each contained over $80,000 worth of products. Could someone please tell me why on Earth celebrities get swag bags at the Oscars in the first place? Does Angelina Jolie really need a free watch from Cartier? Does Johnny Depp need free sunglasses from Ray Ban? Just imagine if celebrities reached into these bags and instead found an envelope containing a note that said, “A contribution has been made in your name to: help clothe the homeless/provide supplies for schoolteachers/buy food for starving children.” I’d think more of a company that did something to help the least fortunate rather than simply make the most fortunate people on the planet look a little more glamorous. Lisa Rao.
Of course, you can find us everywhere on social media. In his first major interview since becoming president, Mr Biden told CBS news anchor, Norah O’Donnell, the country faced a challenge to reach herd immunity before the end of the summer. The US president said the rate of vaccination had to be accelerated to meet the target of 75 per cent of Americans getting the jab set by infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci.
Americans whose incomes dropped last year due to the pandemic could see bigger stimulus checks if they file their 2020 tax return sooner rather than later; the IRS starts accepting returns on Feb. 12. If you file your return before the checks go out, the checks will be based on the 2020 income filing; if you file after the Treasury Department starts cutting checks, the IRS will base the stimulus payment on the income listed in your 2019 return..
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The move was said to be primarily tax related, but Trump spent a large amount of time at the Florida resort during his presidency.John C. Randolph, the town attorney, indicated in a memorandum sent last week to the Palm Beach mayor and town council that Trump legal right to reside at Mar A Lago could hinge on whether Trump is technically employed by the club. Local laws state that “a private club may provide living quarters for its bona fide employees only.””This issue, therefore, hinges primarily on whether former President Trump is a bona fide employee of the club,” Randolph writes.Randolph added in the memorandum, dated January 28, that Trump neighbors and their attorneys and representatives for Trump should all be able to make presentations at the meeting.Trump attorneys insist the legal case has “no merit” because the 1993 usage agreement for Mar a Lago did not state that the owner of the property could not reside there.In a January 28 letter sent to John C.They argued that while the agreement prevents the use of guest suites for more than three non consecutive weeks a year, Trump uses the Owner Suite, which is not subject to the same limits.They also insist that Trump is an official employee at the club, given his role as club President.Read the original article on Business InsiderBiden and Krugman Are Misleading the Public about Minimum WageDuring his Super Bowl interview on CBS Evening News, President Joe Biden declared that “all the economics” of a $15 minimum wage hike were good.