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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Well, why not he subsidies to the NEA? However, I am glad to see you are fo ending subsidies to all types of energy companies, including alternative enegy. On that, we are in agreement.
    I have no problem with that one way or the other. End them. Fine.

    But I will say this, if there was ever a reason to have a subsidy it would be for alternative energy, mostly because this is a long term national problem. But, like I said, cut them all out.

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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    Since no turtledude seems to think socialism equals big government totalitarianism let's hear from an actual socialist. Albert Einstein. Even turtledude can't be foolish enough to call Einstein lazy or whatever insults he usually uses. Read this to learn what socialism is: Why Socialism? :: Monthly Review
    No trust me he has called Einstein this already. I have brought this up before...


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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    socialists and other similar forms of collectivists always want to depict that cancer as some pristine philosophical pure program while ignoring all the ugliness and dead bodies that have been caused by their ideal when it is applied to the real world
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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    It depends on the business

    In a competive market the the company will have to eat the costs. Now as to whether it would be the shareholders or the employees would depend on the labour market. If the labour market is tight and the company is well run (meaning it does not have much in the way of excess employees to begin with) the shareholders will take the hit to dividends/overall profits. If the labour market is in a high surplus level then workers would most likely take the hit.
    In the overwhelming, vast majority of cases, employees take the hit. That's just how things are. Why would a wealthy investor lose any profits if he can kick the can down the road?
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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I have no problem with that one way or the other. End them. Fine.

    But I will say this, if there was ever a reason to have a subsidy it would be for alternative energy, mostly because this is a long term national problem. But, like I said, cut them all out.
    National Endowment for the Arts too? We're on an agreement roll here so don't mess it up.

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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I have no problem with that one way or the other. End them. Fine.

    But I will say this, if there was ever a reason to have a subsidy it would be for alternative energy, mostly because this is a long term national problem. But, like I said, cut them all out.
    Do you feel that it was always the American government who encouraged and subsidized energy in the United States and without government involvement the people would have a problem finding a solution?

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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Do you feel that it was always the American government who encouraged and subsidized energy in the United States and without government involvement the people would have a problem finding a solution?
    Always? No, I don't think there are such absolutes. I'd no more say always as I would say never. Only that business too often thinks short term, and can deceive themselves as much as an individual can. Business, the market, may not doing something until they have to, are forced to, whic is largely ineffective and not very insightful.

    The market isn't magic, and has problems of it's own. That is in part why there are few purely market driven systems in the world today.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Business, the market, may not doing something until they have to, are forced to, whic is largely ineffective and not very insightful.
    incoherent

    sorry

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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    sure thing ... and lets not get all angry and surly when some inner city gang bangers carjack some suburbanite and mess em up since its really the system that made them the way they are either.



    Doesn't that sound stupid?
    Do you know the difference between legal and illegal? I don't think there are any loopholes for carjacking someone and killing them or "messing them up".

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    Re: Study finds Corporate America avoided $60B in taxes (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Business, the market, may not doing something until they have to, are forced to, whic is largely ineffective and not very insightful.

    Who do you think has better answers for what business does in decision making? The business itself? Or government?

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