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    Re: G.E.s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How do you figger that? MSNBC has the worst ratings on cable TV.
    They do not have the worst ratings on cable. They are generally #2 in the cable news/opinion market. One need not be #1 in a market to make money, particularly if you are #1 in a particular niche, as they are. If it were not profitable, they would have done a major format change years ago.

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    Re: G.E.s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    No I don't want them to move their HQ, I was only trying to make the point that we can't cowtow to large companies the way we often do, and the tax base is rooted in the business, not in the location of the HQ. Americans are not prone to relocate to foreign soil over a little tax. Moreover, given that America's cost of living and personal tax structure is much, much lower than most places that Americans would consider relocating to, it won't happen.

    I understand repatriation. My point is that we should lower the marginal corporate rates, better audit corporations cost and revenue allocations and move to a corporate min tax, which collectively should serve to incent companies to report more American earnings and pay more American taxes.
    First, several large companies have already moved their headquarters overseas because of our high marginal rate. I would like a review of the tax deductions in the tac code, get rid of many of them and then lower the rate. As to audits, you may know that at big companies it is not unusual for the IRS to have their own office at headquarters staffed with several people.

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    Re: G.E.s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    They do not have the worst ratings on cable. They are generally #2 in the cable news/opinion market. One need not be #1 in a market to make money, particularly if you are #1 in a particular niche, as they are. If it were not profitable, they would have done a major format change years ago.

    No, you are right. They don't need to be #1, Hell CNN and the three networks have proved that for decades now.

    What you should be though is an honest player if you are going to call yourself a news outlet, and before you rail on me about FNS, they should too, but to get your desk copy directly from David Brock, and hire nothing buy frothing, foam at the mouth, hardcore lefties like Schultz, and Rick Maddow shows they are dishonest in their presentation.


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    Re: G.E.s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It is wrong that GE is actually paid. Many conservatives in America have had a problem with this. Their CEO is a very corrupt individual. He owns MSNBC and has a very strong relationship with the Obama administration.
    what does that have to do with this topic?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: G.E.s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what does that have to do with this topic?
    Everything....Start with crony capitalism.


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    Re: G.E.s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The owner of MSNBC is in the republicans pocket? That is absurd as me saying that Roger Ailes is an Obama supporter.


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    Not really. If you had read my previous posts you would have been able to figure it out, but, I'll post it again. And as an aside, he is a Republican.


    To be clear, Immelt played the role of typical corporate donor who hedges his bets on both sides of the fence, but he has been considerably more generous to Republicans.

    Immelt's GOP donations - David Catanese - POLITICO.com



    It could be that Immelt has grown wiser in the recent past!

    GEs Immelt: still a Republican? | Environment Forum | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com



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    Re: G.E.s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Not really. If you had read my previous posts you would have been able to figure it out, but, I'll post it again. And as an aside, he is a Republican.


    To be clear, Immelt played the role of typical corporate donor who hedges his bets on both sides of the fence, but he has been considerably more generous to Republicans.

    Immelt's GOP donations - David Catanese - POLITICO.com



    It could be that Immelt has grown wiser in the recent past!

    GE’s Immelt: still a Republican? | Environment Forum | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com
    None of the money Immelt has given in the past measures up to the sicophant coverage his network gives Obama the non leader. How much do you suppose that is worth?

    Oh, wasn't Portman a collage friend or something?




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    Re: G.E.s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    None of the money Immelt has given in the past measures up to the sicophant coverage his network gives Obama the non leader. How much do you suppose that is worth?

    Oh, wasn't Portman a collage friend or something?




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    Of course all the money he gave Republicans doesn't matter. The fact that he seems to be looking out for his own interests seems to bother Republicans now that he isn't showing to be completely on their side! Tsk, tsk!



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