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2009-07-18 06:50:00

In a 23-18 vote, the House Ways and Means Committee approved new legislation on Friday that would impose a sizeable tax on wealthy Americans to fund the estimated $1 trillion in costs for healthcare reform. The new taxes would be imposed on couples earning more than $350,000 a year.  However, critics of the plan say it would do little, if anything, to curb rising healthcare costs, and that it would significantly harm small businesses that fall into this tax category.   The...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.