Exactly. It is exactly because of the exclusions from taxes, and legal exceptions made for them, that allow corporations to exist in the first place. Without these laws, such large businesses would quickly find themselves non competitive with smaller, less wasteful, more agile businesses. Politicians like to grant these things to corporations, one, because they are funded by them, but two, because corporations employ more people, and, due to their size, require more positions in beurocracy than small businesses do, again, helping those employment numbers. The larger a company gets, the more unnecessary (to a small business) employees they have to employ. Therefore, someone running on a platform of employment, would be behooved to do what it takes to allow businesses in the area to grow as large a possible.
Occupy Wall St.'s drumbeat grows louder
"I think the message is obvious," said Jesse Lagreca, 38. "The wealthiest one percent is taking advantage of working class people. They've been selling us faulty financial products, they've been taking huge bonuses while depending on society to bail them out."
CBSMoneywatch's Jill Schlesinger points out that, according to economists at Northeastern University, corporate profits represented 88 percent of the growth in real national income between the 2Q of 2009 and 4Q of 2010, during the same period aggregate wages and salaries accounted for just over 1 percent. "The money that companies have earned during the recovery has mostly stayed within corporate America," writes Schlesinger, "and has not trickled down into higher wages, nor has it created enough jobs to put some of the 14 million unemployed Americans back to work."
Moneywatch: Shrinking Incomes Fuel Protester Anger
"Ninety-nine percent of the people need to be prospering, not just the top one percent," said Michael Mulgrew, president of New York City's United Federation of Teachers.
"Every community knows they're hurting, what's going on is wrong, and it's time to stop this and make a difference, and do things that allow all people to prosper."
Occupy Wall St.'s drumbeat grows louder - CBS News
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
You really have misguided anger. We have a 3.7 trillion dollar Federal Govt. and a 14.6 trillion dollar debt. You do realize that those evil rich people pay higher taxes when their income goes up, don't you? So tell me how the 14.6 trillion dollar debt and massive expansion of the govt. will solve the economic problems we have today?
The funniest part about your rants is on one hand, you complain endlessly how Obama isn't creating enough jobs while in the other hand, you claim the government can't create jobs.
When Reagan became president, inflation was dropping, not rising...
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When Reagan became president, interest rates were dropping, not rising...
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When Reagan became president, the unemployment rate was flat, not rising...
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