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04-12-2011, 02:52 PM #41
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04-12-2011, 02:59 PM #43
Of course this would come from Durbin, in Illinois where they are billions in the red due to overspending. Raising taxes is always popular among the uneducated because most of them don't have to pay them anyway.
Obama's Support Equals People with No Taxes - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
04-12-2011, 03:03 PM #44
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04-12-2011, 03:37 PM #47
Try living in England. These fools tax me on watching T ****** V. And I have to pay more to watch it in color!
With that said, iTunes needs to go subscription pricing. Flat rate unlimited FTW
04-12-2011, 03:44 PM #48
What the hell? I already get taxed (just a few cents) for every song I download! I'm in US and the government already taxes like crazy! Thanks alot, obama, bush, and Clinton, for destroying my American dream!
04-12-2011, 03:50 PM #49
04-12-2011, 03:51 PM #50
I usually don't post, Im a lurker but we can't complain and ***** about congress and not vote at the same type lol
04-12-2011, 03:52 PM #51
God forbid we have an educated society that can afford college tuition and has the mental capacity to NOT become reliant on this government's assistance.
04-12-2011, 04:07 PM #52
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04-12-2011, 04:07 PM #53
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I already pay 6% Michigan sales tax on all purchases through iTunes.
04-12-2011, 04:11 PM #54
Wow! How's your tea?
If you think the people you see on TV have YOUR best interest at heart, just wait. They could care less about you, or me. Power is everything, and power does not have a social conscience. They just want your vote, until it doesn't matter anymore. Wait until Medicare is gutted and your mom can't get health care. Wait until the minimum wage is rolled back and you or your kids are making whatever the companies want to pay them. Wait until unions are completely eviscerated and employers go back to the 12-hour workday and the six-day workweek. To think you are on the side of the angels is your biggest weakness. There are no angels in business, just rich people wanting to get richer. You think it can't happen here. Well, who's going to stop it from happening? The danger is in believing that business is on your side. It's not on anyone's side. It's out for itself.
Study your history. Read (really read) Adam Smith. Quit throwing buzzwords around like they mean something. What, in the name of all that's holy, does "liberal-egotistical" mean?
Edit- wait, an argument for flat tax, again? Really? Let's see- you make $300.000 and pay 10%. You have $270,000 left over to buy stuff. Someone else makes $50,000 and pays 10%, and has $45,000 left over. The wealth of the country is in the hands of about 2% of the population. Who do you think pays the most taxes, the rich or the poor? Ninety-eight percent is paying the majority of taxes, and trying to get by. The really wealthy pay the SAME percentage, and can buy a Ferrari AND a house. Oh, yeah, fair. The poor can also not get tax breaks, and leverage deals and hire lobbyists to bribe politicians to fiddle with the laws. They are too busy making that PB&J for dinner. If you are truly rich (above a million), you SHOULD be paying more. Oh, and as to Democrats raising taxes, I seem to recall a guy named Bush raising them as well. Uh, George Herbert Walker ring a bell?
As to corporations not "paying their (ooh, right again) fair share of taxes":
General Electric, what the Times calls America's largest corporation, paid no taxes at all in 2010 despite global pre-tax income of more than $14 billion.
A full $5.1 billion of that was earned in the United States. This is the second year in a row they've managed to completely avoid taxes. But get this, not only did GE pay absolutely no taxes in 2010 or 2009, but they actually pocketed more than $3 billion in government tax credits according to the Times. Yes, the government paid GE.
About a year ago, ABC News reported the same thing happened in 2009, throwing Exxon in the mix as well.
Avoiding taxes is nothing new for General Electric. In 2008 its effective tax rate was 5.3 percent; in 2007 it was 15 percent. The marginal U.S. corporate rate is 35 percent.
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04-12-2011, 04:15 PM #55
I'm in Colorado and have to pay taxes because theres an physical apple store here.
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04-12-2011, 04:35 PM #57
It's always the dems that propose the shittiest ideas
04-12-2011, 04:37 PM #58
So I guess I'M the bad guy, because I have ten years of college and spend all my time trying to help your kids grow up and get a good job, and am underpaid (pay cuts the past two years, paying more and more of my own benefits, and now layoffs are coming), because.... wait, why am I the bad guy?Senior
04-12-2011, 04:45 PM #59
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04-12-2011, 04:51 PM #60
I hate republicans.