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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I actually think it does have meaning, and it is related to economics. Take the NFL, owners can't make a profit without players. Players can't run the league. But if owners make billions, millions can equal a fair wage. How much is made, economics, matched with how much is contributed, can produce a formula for a fair wage.
    So if we use that formula for companies losing money, people get salary cuts. Also much of the profit for the largest corporations comes from overseas. Shouldn't we take into account the increase in standard of living throughout the world instead of just looking at the U.S.

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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I actually think it does have meaning, and it is related to economics. Take the NFL, owners can't make a profit without players. Players can't run the league. But if owners make billions, millions can equal a fair wage. How much is made, economics, matched with how much is contributed, can produce a formula for a fair wage.

    If an owner can hire a full team of all stars at 1 million a player why should he pay more?

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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Of course it has no meaning to a plutocrat.
    nor a parasite

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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If an owner can hire a full team of all stars at 1 million a player why should he pay more?
    I fully agree sir
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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    nor a parasite
    The funny thing about you is that you think that parasites can only be poor but some of the biggest parasites in this country are rich.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I'm sorry, where did I say that I support the government taking private property? I said I support the government having a reasonable tax rate. We currently have one of the lowest tax rates in history, it is a contributing factor to this recession and slow recovery, it needs to go up.
    At one time the government did have a 'reasonable tax rate" and an average man with a steady job could buy a home and support a family. But he had to work only one month out of 12 to pay his annual taxes. The rest of his income belonged to the family. Now that same average man has to work about half the year for the government, making it impossible for him to support a family.

    I don't believe many people mind paying 'reasonable taxes' but it has become unreasonable, and the government waste and pork barrel spending is clearly unreasonable and irresponsible.

    There are many who want businesses to pay more, even as businesses are failing, but these same people never seem to be asking their governments to spend less.

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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    The funny thing about you is that you think that parasites can only be poor but some of the biggest parasites in this country are rich.
    I agree fully

    Al Gore, John Edwards and soon to be disbarred dem "master of disaster" tort lawyer Stan Chesley all count too. In fact many of the rich politicians who are rich because of government (did you see what Pelosi is worth) are obvious parasites.

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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    At one time the government did have a 'reasonable tax rate" and an average man with a steady job could buy a home and support a family. But he had to work only one month out of 12 to pay his annual taxes. The rest of his income belonged to the family. Now that same average man has to work about half the year for the government, making it impossible for him to support a family.
    What the hell are you talking about? Name a middle class man who has to give half his income in taxes.

    The reason it is impossible for the average middle class man to get by is because he is now working a service sector job since most of the manufacturing industry was outsourced, and he is getting by on a wage that after inflation, is half as much as his father made.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I agree fully

    Al Gore, John Edwards and soon to be disbarred dem "master of disaster" tort lawyer Stan Chesley all count too. In fact many of the rich politicians who are rich because of government (did you see what Pelosi is worth) are obvious parasites.
    No disagreement here. Gotta love that military industrial complex that one Republican president warned us about. Funny though how your list is absent many of the right side parasites. I guess in your mind you can only be a parasite if you are on the left side of the spectrum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: As Corporate Profits Soar, Workers are Making Less!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    At one time the government did have a 'reasonable tax rate" and an average man with a steady job could buy a home and support a family. But he had to work only one month out of 12 to pay his annual taxes. The rest of his income belonged to the family. Now that same average man has to work about half the year for the government, making it impossible for him to support a family.

    I don't believe many people mind paying 'reasonable taxes' but it has become unreasonable, and the government waste and pork barrel spending is clearly unreasonable and irresponsible.

    There are many who want businesses to pay more, even as businesses are failing, but these same people never seem to be asking their governments to spend less.
    Accordiing to Turtledude

    The average man is not paying much in taxes and certainly is not paying their share of the federal government expenses in the US

    The average man has no excuse in that case
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