What does ability-to-pay mean?

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  1. ability-to-pay(Noun)

    The principle that taxes should vary according to an individual's level of wealth or income.

    Progressive taxes attempt to reduce the tax burden of people with a lower ability-to-pay.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ability-to-pay in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ability-to-pay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sarah Glendon:

    Investors have focused for a long time on Ecuador's willingness to pay given past defaults, but I think now it is more about ability to pay.

  2. Florida Republican Dennis Ross:

    I think that you just can't leave these people -- who are not victims of their own accord -- without the ability to pay for their healthcare.

  3. John Kasich:

    How do we think that the mentally ill have the ability to pay the deductible on an insurance policy that they have that they can buy for $3,000?

  4. Jim Carlen:

    The opposition weighing in Congress doesn't change oil prices, but it does give them power to change foreign exchange policies and allocation of resources that could improve the economy and the country's ability to pay its debt.

  5. Lesley Page:

    Midwives and other maternity staff should not act as gatekeepers to maternity services, they owe a duty of care to all pregnant women who seek care from them and they should provide care to all pregnant women irrespective of ability to pay.

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