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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    there's a difference between a small business using a minor loophole to save a little money and a global corporation using a headquartering scam to avoid almost all taxes. sort of like the difference between a playground fistfight and a world war.

    either way, my plan would solve it : cut the corporate tax rate significantly, collect it from every corporation, and tax individual income instead.
    Neither a playground fight or a world war is slimy. People do what they have to do. And neither is legally organizing your business to benefit ownership, regardless of the size of your business. But we agree in the practicals. Cut the corporate tax rate to 0, tax individuals only, and collect it from everyone.

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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    So then you were wrong.
    No. I didn't say they were "flesh and blood" people.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No. I didn't say they were "flesh and blood" people.
    That's true. You said
    According to US law, Corporations are people with all the same rights and responsibilities.
    And you were wrong. Your own link disagrees with you.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Nah, I can defend my points quite well, you just bore me....I lived in Maryland for 20 years, and had my share of dealings with people like you from NY, Philly, all through that corridor, and frankly, my conclusion is that
    you really are not in here to discuss anything, merely insult, and bait others, and I am not the one to take your bait....
    Sorry, maybe when football isn't on I'll think about giving you another chance...But like I said for now, no chance.

    There's a nice, succinct, word for that and there are others on this very thread noted for that.

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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Neither a playground fight or a world war is slimy. People do what they have to do. And neither is legally organizing your business to benefit ownership, regardless of the size of your business. But we agree in the practicals. Cut the corporate tax rate to 0, tax individuals only, and collect it from everyone.
    i'd probably agree to cutting it to ten percent if all individual income was taxed as income above a cap.

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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Did someone deny that? I made no such claim that they cant be taxed. I took issue with your claiming that they should be taxed because they are people.
    They should be taxed because they have ability to influence the government. Access costs money, there's no such thing as a free lunch.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i'd probably agree to cutting it to ten percent if all individual income was taxed as income above a cap.
    It would be a good start so long as that bottom was poverty level and we got rid of all deductions and credits.

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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They should be taxed because they have ability to influence the government. Access costs money, there's no such thing as a free lunch.
    So then you agree corporations are not people?

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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No. I didn't say they were "flesh and blood" people.
    You said they have the same rights as people according to law and then linked wikipedia which says "The doctrine does not hold that corporations are flesh and blood "people" apart from their shareholders, executives, and managers, nor does it grant to corporations all of the rights of citizens." Which is not a law, nor does it back up your claim. Just say youre wrong.

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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    It would be a good start so long as that bottom was poverty level and we got rid of all deductions and credits.
    can you expand on that?

    my plan would be to debate a cap above which all income (including investment income) is taxed as income. i would raise the lower brackets slightly as well, so that the increased burden didn't fall solely on the very wealthy. probably 1990s marginal rates.

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