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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Sure its free, but to pay the police and military and everyone else who ensures that noone comes and forcibly takes the CEO's millions, costs money. Having a court system that protects contracts and business deals costs money, yet the same people who rely the most on the order to protect their way of life, wish to not help pay for it.

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Sure its free, but to pay the police and military and everyone else who ensures that noone comes and forcibly takes the CEO's millions, costs money. Having a court system that protects contracts and business deals costs money, yet the same people who rely the most on the order to protect their way of life, wish to not help pay for it.

    Nonsense. the top 1% of earners in this country pay something like 75% of the tax burden or somthing like that. 50% of the population pays no tax at all. How about we institute a flat tax and make everyone pay. Wouldn't that be fair?


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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Sure its free, but to pay the police and military and everyone else who ensures that noone comes and forcibly takes the CEO's millions, costs money. Having a court system that protects contracts and business deals costs money, yet the same people who rely the most on the order to protect their way of life, wish to not help pay for it.
    I'm quite certain most CEO's agree that Police, Military and Law Courts are within the proper functions of government and would be more than willing to pay their fair share for THOSE services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    I'm quite certain most CEO's agree that Police, Military and Law Courts are within the proper functions of government and would be more than willing to pay their fair share for THOSE services.
    They should be willing to pay for anything that protects what they have, I would argue that Welfare and the lot protects those interests.

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Nonsense. the top 1% of earners in this country pay something like 75% of the tax burden or somthing like that. 50% of the population pays no tax at all. How about we institute a flat tax and make everyone pay. Wouldn't that be fair?


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    Of course it would be fair, but we would have to do away with loopholes and hideaways for money to be untaxed. That way if we all pay ten percent, for example a person making 40k would pay $4k and the wealthy man who makes 100million has to claim all 100million and pay his 10million.

    Oh, and why wouldn't they pay the majority of taxes? They control 90% of the wealth! Simple math understanding would show that the larger the number of monies controlled will inflate any amount paid even at low percentage rates.
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Not evil, just greedy and short-sighted.
    ie, human

    drat that human nature, it always screws up all our idealistic economic physics

    someone oughtta pass a law...

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    ie, human

    drat that human nature, it always screws up all our idealistic economic physics

    someone oughtta pass a law...

    Why, we are "free" there should be no laws, right? Freedom to do as we please. Free to do away with social programs that keep the 90% of Americans "in line," and maintain the system. Let's do away with Welfare and assistance programs, keep giving tax breaks to the 10% and corporations in all "fairness" as they earned it and see what freedom rings on this order we have created.

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Attractive as political narratives might appear, hiring intent depends on business' growth prospects. Notice how hiring expectations have gradually increased as CEO's expectations for sales growth have increased:

    http://www.businessroundtable.org/si...010Q2%20V1.pdf

    Currently, the economy is moving through a soft patch as the handoff between public sector support for aggregate demand to private sector support is in its early stages. Not surprisingly, a somewhat more recent survey indicated that CEOs had grown somewhat more cautious.

    The expansion of payrolls usually lags upticks in capital spending, as new employees entail recurring costs. Therefore, the increase in the revenue stream needs to be reasonably durable if firms are to expand their payrolls. Hence, confidence in the strength and durability of an economic expansion is key to robust payroll growth. Firms don't want to be put into a situation where they hire workers and then almost immediately have to lay them off should economic growth come in weaker than expected. Such a move would only undermine their own credibility with respect to prospective employees and undermine the morale of current employees.
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    What is patently obvious is Liberals have about 1% understanding what is entailed in running a business.

    Most of them have a - "You make too much money - and I deserve some of what you earned - even though I did nothing to earn it."

    I never hear any of that Vitriol directed at Hollyweird actors and actresses, Money making bands, Sports figures, Oprah Winfrey and others.

    No it's all reserved for Evil Business and Evil Corporations and Banks.

    However if Obama is successful you will soon find out what poor actually means. The low income who all currently pay no taxes are not going to get a free ride in the suffering. You will suffer more - because you will establish yourself on the economic Slavery Plantation of Perpetual Dependency. The Government largesse will not continue. You will have lots of competition particularly if amnesty is provided.
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Who made you Serge Lang
    I did.

    Strangely I hated higher math in high school and actually had a mild fear of it. Now I go through math text books for fun. It's funny how people change. I actually did better in college than high school. Maybe the fact that I started school at 4 had something to do with it.

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