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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Why would my problem be with Uncle Sam? Is it because he works on their behalf? Yes, true. Their lobbying power gives them plenty of sway. I've never claimed otherwise. Actually, that is my entire point. They get their cake and eat it too.
    Whose power is greater, those that influence politicians once in office or those who can actually elect/reelect an individual to office?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    List one for example.
    You're not able to follow this line of thought at all, are you?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Why would my problem be with Uncle Sam? Is it because he works on their behalf? Yes, true. Their lobbying power gives them plenty of sway. I've never claimed otherwise. Actually, that is my entire point. They get their cake and eat it too.
    Lobbying, lobbying, lobbying. The good ol' leftist boogeyman.

    It's accounting tricks. Like with carryover - if I beat you in a game of basketball for 20 bucks, say "double or nothing tomorrow", you agree, and beat me tomorrow - is it any different than me beating you today, you giving me 20 bucks, you beating me tomorrow, and me giving you 20 bucks?

    Corporations aren't trying to screw you out of anything. They pay plenty. In fact, they should pay a lot less, seeing as how the IRS still gets money through a corporation's employees and shareholders.

    Why isn't your problem with the over half of America not paying a damn dime? You seem to have pretty selective outrage when it comes to taxation and what people "owe".

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    If you tell corporations that they'll start being taxed like individuals, you'll see every CEO of every major corporation strain his fat, old body doing somersaults in his suit.
    I doubt it because the wealthy are given the incentive to move more money offshore and they made sure they were given that advantage.

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Whose power is greater, those that influence politicians once in office or those who can actually elect/reelect an individual to office?
    Both. Money influences who will get elected into office and also who influences policy.

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    You're not able to follow this line of thought at all, are you?
    I sure can and that is why I want one example.

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I doubt it because the wealthy are given the incentive to move more money offshore and they made sure they were given that advantage.
    Are individuals not required to report income from all sources, both foreign and domestic?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I sure can and that is why I want one example.
    No, you evidently are not, or you would not have asked the question...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Lobbying, lobbying, lobbying. The good ol' leftist boogeyman.

    It's accounting tricks. Like with carryover - if I beat you in a game of basketball for 20 bucks, say "double or nothing tomorrow", you agree, and beat me tomorrow - is it any different than me beating you today, you giving me 20 bucks, you beating me tomorrow, and me giving you 20 bucks?

    Corporations aren't trying to screw you out of anything. They pay plenty. In fact, they should pay a lot less, seeing as how the IRS still gets money through a corporation's employees and shareholders.

    Why isn't your problem with the over half of America not paying a damn dime? You seem to have pretty selective outrage when it comes to taxation and what people "owe".
    They are trying to take full advantage of the system. They want their cake and eat it too. They want to make higher profits coupled with lower responsibility with taxes.

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    Re: Corporations Aren't People

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I doubt it because the wealthy are given the incentive to move more money offshore and they made sure they were given that advantage.
    No, you don't doubt it because individuals pay a considerably lower tax rate than corporations.

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