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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Donc,

    Probably because the GOP would prefer a TAX CUT for small business, where they ya know, keep more of their own money rather then giving them loans....

    Silly to consider that logic, but hey, I guess if you think Business needs Gov't it does.
    The bill that the republicans have blocked and stalled, included tax-cuts such as restaurant owners and retailers who remodel their stores or build new ones would get a tax credit. Businesses would be able recover capital improvements, thru depreciation.

    I guess this(capital improvements, thru depreciation) is the one that was used in the eighties,if so it was called accelerated depreciation. If thats it,it was quite successful in getting some of the older trucks off the road,but alas its not to be, the party of no has blocked it for political gain.So sad.
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

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    Hey genus, ?
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This thread isn't about corporations making money, it's about greedy CEO's laying off workers and getting compenated for it.
    if that makes the shareholders money what's the problem?

    Oh I remember. you think people start companies not to make MONEY but to pay the government taxes and provide jobs.

    Hence the confusion



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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    this kind of greed is what makes everyday workers snap. the board members taking care of each other, a good old boys club. **** em. they run a business into the ground, then get PAID for it.




    CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions - Business - U.S. business - msnbc.com
    Despite the fact a lot of unions get too greedy for their own good its crap like this why I still think they are needed. I believe that companies should be able to pay their employees what ever they want to certian degree but they shouldn't rob Peter to pay Paul.
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if that makes the shareholders money what's the problem?

    Oh I remember. you think people start companies not to make MONEY but to pay the government taxes and provide jobs.

    Hence the confusion
    So you don't believe that employees should be paid for their work? Should we go back to child labor and slavery? I mean, the profits could be REMARKABLE if we did.

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    So you don't believe that employees should be paid for their work? Should we go back to child labor and slavery? I mean, the profits could be REMARKABLE if we did.
    I believe in the right to contract



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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    So you don't believe that employees should be paid for their work? Should we go back to child labor and slavery? I mean, the profits could be REMARKABLE if we did.
    I'm at a loss for how you think this is a response to anything that anyone has said. That's a huge leap in logic.
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the top 1% pay 40% of the income tax and practically all of the death tax

    they pay more for each dollar of government services received than any other group

    and 47% of people don't pay any income tax and those making under about 117,000 a year are essentially net tax consumers-its that income level where someone starts paying more in income taxes than they use in the services paid for by income taxes
    Still waiting for at least a link. Just because you say so doesn't make it so.

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I note that its funny watching those who aren't high net taxpayers constantly presuming to know more about economics and gaining wealth than those who are. Like many class warfare advocates, you want to lump all of those targeted for the clinton-pelosi-obama tax hikes into the bill gates class when the top rates hit those making 200K a year not just those with say LeBron James level salaries

    try to refute what I said and spare me the sanctimonious bs
    Then spare me the opinons with nothing to back them up.

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Have you yet to figure out that a tax on income is based on income not wealth and a tax on wealth would never pass muster

    the richest 1% of tax payers make 22% of the income yet pay 40% of the INCOME tax which is clearly disproportionate

    try to at least understand the terms before making assertions that have NO RELEVANCE to the issue

    what exact benefits do us top taxpayers get

    i think you are making that up

    I'm still waiting for proof of some kind or for God's sake at least a link, and I see I'm not alone. If it's so true why can't you produce one? I suppose you could be an elightened economist but for all I know you're the local garbage man.

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