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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I agree, lets remove corporate money from politics.
    Along with union and non-profit money as well?
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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    all the same, as far as GE is concerned, you gotta thank them for giving Republicans a poster-child for our tax-code-simplification platform.

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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Along with union and non-profit money as well?
    Sure, I say get money out of politics in general.
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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I agree, lets remove corporate money from politics.
    Absolutely! That includes Union money right?

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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Politics aside, its a perfect example of how over simplified 'solutions' probably won't work. Yes a tax cut, or tax credits, all other things equal, will give a company more profit which they could use to create American jobs, however there is no guarantee they will. Obviously something more must be done for the government to take positive actions for helping the economy turn around.

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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Sure, I say get money out of politics in general.
    since in order to do that, you would have to get politics out of money, i concur!

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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Politics aside, its a perfect example of how over simplified 'solutions' probably won't work. Yes a tax cut, or tax credits, all other things equal, will give a company more profit which they could use to create American jobs, however there is no guarantee they will. Obviously something more must be done for the government to take positive actions for helping the economy turn around.
    And this in my view is the problem....Can you tell me wiseone, who is it that creates the jobs, and why they are not doing so right now?

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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    My guess would be a lot of rich people who aren't paying much tax on their earnings.
    You mean people who only pay 15% on their dividends when half the country pays ZERO income taxes?

    seems to me that the top one percent of us taxpayers are paying 40% of the federal income tax burden

    we aren' the ones who demand

    1) massive social spending

    2) vote in to office irresponsible big spending politicians

    3) use more in government services than we pay in federal taxes

    Seems to me you are directing your ire at the wrong people
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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And this in my view is the problem....Can you tell me wiseone, who is it that creates the jobs, and why they are not doing so right now?

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    How is that question relating to what I said, at all? I was talking about this specific idea many people have about creating jobs, that tax cuts alone will result in jobs. I didn't say that I have a solution, or an alternate course of action. I was simply addressing that over simplistic solutions don't seem to work. Also, "who creates job" and "why aren't they" suggests you have a very simplistic view on the economy. Its not like one solution will work for every employer, or that every employer has the same reason for not hiring.

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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Absolutely! That includes Union money right?

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