View Poll Results: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

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  • Yes, across the board.

    14 12.17%
  • Yes, for infrastructure.

    33 28.70%
  • Yes, for education. (K-12)

    21 18.26%
  • Yes, for job creation.

    19 16.52%
  • Yes, for social programs.

    15 13.04%
  • Yes, for medical care.

    26 22.61%
  • Yes, for the environment.

    19 16.52%
  • Yes, but... not for some particular programs (please elaborate).

    10 8.70%
  • No. None. Not for anything at all.

    63 54.78%
  • Undecided. Convince me either way.

    1 0.87%
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ever hear of Enron?
    Enron went to jail? It's parents must be pissed!
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Enron went to jail? It's parents must be pissed!
    Some of the guys that ran Enron went to jail, after acting in the name of Enron. There wasn't any distinction between corporations and person in that case.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If they weren't, I wouldn't be personally responsible for my corporate taxes.
    You're not.

    People viewing this thread that think the shareholders of Exxon (for example) are personally responsible for Exxon's taxes, please raise your hand.

    Anyone?

    Bueller?

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Some of the guys that ran Enron went to jail, after acting in the name of Enron. There wasn't any distinction between corporations and person in that case.
    Ok, so Enron's abettors went to jail... but why isn't Enron in jail? Enron was a person that committed crimes, correct? Why is Enron not in jail?
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Some of the guys that ran Enron went to jail, after acting in the name of Enron. There wasn't any distinction between corporations and person in that case.
    Then why didn't Enron go to jail?

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Ok, so Enron's abettors went to jail... but why isn't Enron in jail? Enron was a person that committed crimes, correct? Why is Enron not in jail?
    Great minds think alike

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I would agree, but as long as unions, non-profits and special interests have those rights, my corporationshould have them as well.
    As long as we do have that ability, then I agree that it should be equal across the board, but I don't believe that those entities should have that ability, either.

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    If corporations are people, why can't we put them in jail when they break the law?
    I forget where I heard it, but some have said that "corporate personhood" would actually increase the ability and frequency of people at the top of corporations to be held criminally liable when appropriate.

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    You're not.

    People viewing this thread that think the shareholders of Exxon (for example) are personally responsible for Exxon's taxes, please raise your hand.

    Anyone?

    Bueller?
    You need to open a business, get behind on your taxes and see who the government comes to to settle up the bill.

    Keep dreaming, if you think a business owner isn't personally responsible for his taxes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    As long as we do have that ability, then I agree that it should be equal across the board, but I don't believe that those entities should have that ability, either.
    Agreed! That's my whole point. All, or none.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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