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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I really don't think it's necessary to explain anything away. If they are maintaining legal status in calculation of the taxes they owe, then there is nothing unseemly or illegal about it. If anyone here denied that they personally take advantage of every tax advantage available to them, I'd assume they are being dishonest at the very least.
    The exploitation of people in poverty in the 3rd world should be illegal which many big business participate in coca cola, prime mark ect

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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by truth seeker? View Post
    The exploitation of people in poverty in the 3rd world should be illegal which many big business participate in coca cola, prime mark ect
    Then our own citizens need to pony up, and be willing to support American workers with our own dollars, and not demand cheap crap from other nations. I don't have a problem with that. Do you? Are you willing to pay significantly more for goods and services?
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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Then our own citizens need to pony up, and be willing to support American workers with our own dollars, and not demand cheap crap from other nations. I don't have a problem with that. Do you? Are you willing to pay significantly more for goods and services?
    I am i think we need to make are selves more self sufficient which will improve the economy and employment (living in the uk) however i think we need to help the 3rd world become self sufficient and pay for some of the crimes we have committed there

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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by truth seeker? View Post
    The exploitation of people in poverty in the 3rd world should be illegal which many big business participate in coca cola, prime mark ect
    So they should close their plants in those countries and put the workers out of a job?
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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    So they should close their plants in those countries and put the workers out of a job?
    come on i am talking about the whole Wests involvement in the 3rd world perhaps give fair wages for the time being and compensate for the damage they have done to wild life

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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    So they should close their plants in those countries and put the workers out of a job?
    I am surprised out how unaware people seem to be on these threads also many people just plain missing the point

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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I really don't think it's necessary to explain anything away. If they are maintaining legal status in calculation of the taxes they owe, then there is nothing unseemly or illegal about it. If anyone here denied that they personally take advantage of every tax advantage available to them, I'd assume they are being dishonest at the very least.
    Never said there was anything illegal about it.

    The law is the law, and they are not only writing it but exploiting the law to its fullest. The issue is the law and the political system that allows this crap.

    Oh and before you think this is a US only issue.. hardly.
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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by truth seeker? View Post
    come on i am talking about the whole Wests involvement in the 3rd world perhaps give fair wages for the time being and compensate for the damage they have done to wild life
    So Coca Cola should pay for the sins of the Portugese or Spanish or French back in the 1600's?
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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    Did they follow the law when paying their taxes? If so why would you say the did not pay the legal tax rate?
    What I find sickening is how the revenue is wasted by the govt, and then we have people bitching about some not paying a full tax rate that they legally avoided. Only the very minimum amount of taxes to allow the govt to maintain the most necessary operations is all that should be collected. This whole premise that the govt is entitled to collect all it can for whatever reason, and we should like it is total bull****.
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    Re: U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Never said there was anything illegal about it.

    The law is the law, and they are not only writing it but exploiting the law to its fullest. The issue is the law and the political system that allows this crap.

    Oh and before you think this is a US only issue.. hardly.
    It's not crap, and you're not even affected, but you complain as though you are.
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