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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    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.
    No actually they are the poster child for raising taxs on the rich and getting rid of loopholes out of THIS tax code and raising regulations and imposing tariffs on chinese crap and ending ALL tax payer subisidies that assure corporations pay no taxs and the rich pay less

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

    I love how all the cheerleaders are stuttering in this thread...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I said destroying the country not the economy...they and others are sucking the life out of the US
    I disagree and I honestly don't believe you can prove that

    what is sucking the life out of this country are several factors

    1) economic reality-a guy doing manual factory labor in Ohio cannot expect to make wages ten times higher than some guy in Brazil or India who does the same job at the same level of skill

    2) A government that constantly expands because our tax system encourages the many to vote for more and more government paid for by a small voting bloc

    3) 75 years of encouraging people to look to the government for all the answers in order to create a permanent class of dependent voters beholden to the party of handouts

    4) a REpublican party that is afraid of cutting back all this crap because they would never win another election

    5) Judges-starting with FDR-who didn't have the backbone to stand up to the FDR administration than followed by judges who rubber stamped idiotic precedent

    6) the fact that other countries are catching up to us or have caught up to us-50 years ago we had no real competition

    7) the least able in our country are breeding at far higher rates than the most talented and gifted



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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    No actually they are the poster child for raising taxs on the rich and getting rid of loopholes out of THIS tax code and raising regulations and imposing tariffs on chinese crap and ending ALL tax payer subisidies that assure corporations pay no taxs and the rich pay less
    under any objective standard the rich pay too much and everyone else pays too little

    as I noted in a recent other post-in Euro socialist societies, the rich pay a bit more but they pay the same share of the tax burden as their share of the income. In the USA the richest few percent pay far more of the tax burden than their share of the income and EVERYONE ELSE PAYS FAR LESS.



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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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    Jobs are created by demand for goods and services, if there is no demand the companies don't hire. Pretty simple.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    under any objective standard the rich pay too much and everyone else pays too little

    as I noted in a recent other post-in Euro socialist societies, the rich pay a bit more but they pay the same share of the tax burden as their share of the income. In the USA the richest few percent pay far more of the tax burden than their share of the income and EVERYONE ELSE PAYS FAR LESS.
    Nope the rich dont pay enough, they pay far less than half of what they did and some pay NOTHING...they need to pay far more and to stop their whining...no one believes them or listens to it anymore...its the little boy crying wolf in real life

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Jobs are created by demand for goods and services, if there is no demand the companies don't hire. Pretty simple.
    Thats right and cutting taxs has not a thing to do with it...or corps running to china either...its all about greed.

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

    I think its wrong that 10 people who are receiving welfare can vote up their welfare payments as much as they want from 3 guys who are paying net taxes.
    Of course, which is part of the reason the founders were against a direct democracy and chose to insitute a more representative form of government. You propose going a step futher and limiting those that are represented.

    Of course, I would argue....the moment 70% of voters are on welfare there's major issues and maybe there needs to be some drastic change.

    I want a tax system that prevents anyone from being able to increase the taxes on others without also paying a proportionately equal tax hike themselves
    Once again, I would ask this. A huge majority of Americans support a tax increase on the rich. How much have their taxes gone up? You make it seem as if the founders didn't ever consider this at all. I would argue they were elitists. When they spoke of protecting the "minority" a lot of times they meant the land owners and large plantation owners.
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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Thats right and cutting taxs has not a thing to do with it...or corps running to china either...its all about greed.
    Raising taxes will mean less money for the private sector to spend. The demand for goods and services can only be created by the private sector. The government can't do it.
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    Re: G.E. Profit Up Despite ‘Volatile’ Economy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Do you know who owns GE stock?
    My guess would be a lot of rich people who aren't paying much tax on their earnings.

    You're retired, right? Living off of a pension?

    How is your pension invested?

    Most likely, it's in mutual funds, which are aggregations of stocks. There's a good chance that you are one of GE's stockholders.
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