What do you think of the idea in the film "We're Not Broke..."

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  1. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    That if extremely large US corporations had to pay taxes in the US instead of having all kinds of corporate tax loopholes and offshore tax havens so that they pay no taxes to the US at all, the US would have the money it requires to fund all of the services the citizens need?

    The US America, that is? Such as?
     
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    hmmmmmmmm
     
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    fletchman71 Well-Known Member

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    The truth is that large US corporations do pay taxes. If all of a sudden they have to pay a lot more tax then guess what? They have to lay off their employees and raise the price of whatever it is they make or sell. It's just more liberal and commie bullshit that is spewed all in the name of equality for all.
     
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    wut?
     
  5. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I'm thinking of joining US Uncut, even though most of the clowns here would make genitalia jokes.
     
  6. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    This documentary said that Exxon, Google, etc., made billions of dollars here but they paid no federal taxes.
     
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    That's what I think.
     
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    You can't believe everything you see in a documentary. If the government starts to tell business that "You can only make (this much) profit and if you make more we are going to take it all" then you will see a lot of big companies leaving the US. All of those companies pay payroll tax, unemployment tax and other taxes. The object of a business is to make as much profit as possible. The problem I have is with the CEO's and other executives making 300x what the workers make.
     
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    The United States has the highest corporate-tax rate in the industrialized world. That's why many corps went overseas, that and cheaper labor

    You can make a movie and say anything you want :c
     
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    “I personally believe, that U.S. Americans,
    are unable to do so,
    because uh,
    some, people out there, in our nation don’t have maps.
    and uh…
    I believe that our education like such as in South Africa,
    and the Iraq,
    everywhere like such as…
    and, I believe they should uh,
    our education over here,
    in the U.S. should help the U.S.
    or should help South Africa,
    and should help the Iraq and Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future,
    for us.”
     
  12. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    On one hand I feel angry at these corporations. On the other hand, I know if I worked for them dealing with their taxes, I would aggressively try to find them every way I could to help them avoid giving up any money at all.
     
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    or, you could do the rational thing and buy their stock
     
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    its a conundrum
     
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    I never buy the extended warranties they offer at Best Buy
     
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    who insures a DVD? :wtf:
     
  17. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I buy the extended warranty on my glasses as LensCrafters. My dog ate the bows of my prescription sunglasses and I got a new pair for $35.
     
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    I guess it pays sometimes. When we played monopoly we never paid taxes to the bank we always put it in the middle and the person that landed on free parking got to keep it.
     
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    I am fully depreciated :derp:
     
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    No one would ever play it with me, even now :bigcry: