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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    lol.

    his product depends on an internet that was largely developed publicly.

    of course he should pay taxes.
    Facebook already pays these taxes.
    So should he pay extra, when they're already being paid?
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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Facebook already pays these taxes.
    So should he pay extra, when they're already being paid?
    will he become more wealthy as an individual than he was pre-facebook?

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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    will he become more wealthy as an individual than he was pre-facebook?
    Of course, but that doesn't address what you just stated.
    These taxes are generally paid up already.
    Are you saying he should pay more personally, for these things, even though Facebook has already paid for them?
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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Of course, but that doesn't address what you just stated.
    These taxes are generally paid up already.
    Are you saying he should pay more personally, for these things, even though Facebook has already paid for them?
    of course. we all pay taxes on income, and the businesses we work for pay taxes, as well. this is because both the business and the employee benefits from societal structure.

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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm not entirely convinced anyone should be paying taxes, given how irresponsible our government is being with our money, so I'm not very concerned with whether or not this Zuckerberg fellow, whoever he is, is paying.
    How can a guy that gets his salary from taxes.....nevermind.

    Of course he should pay taxes to the fullest like anyone else. He uses infrastructure and his business especially takes more advantage of infrastructure that while had been privately created, could not have been without the approvals and subsidization of the government. Facebook would have never taken off in the beginning if not for it's reliance on the younger generation, and as I recall when I first started using it back in 05, had to be a college student and much of this tech that makes it possible be it through student loans or funds to state universities wouldn't have been possible for it to get as popular so quickly.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    I'd be hard pressed to call Zuckerberg a decent person, much less a paragon of civilization. A business entirely based on getting people to post their personal data so it can be sold to advertisers is hardly a great social service. Nobody deserves to get "elevated status" with regards to taxation, but if we were handing exemptions, Zuckerberg wouldn't deserve to be on that list.

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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    You're entitled to acclimation into a community you didn't ask to join as rectification for coercion, and you're especially not expected to upkeep development you had no say in deciding how it was developed.
    Sorry for continuing off topic, but this sounds like perfect reasoning for a progressive income tax. At minimum people who have no choice should be able to use infrastructure they had no say in the creation or development of for free so they can earn a basic living. As you utilize the infrastructure more and more for business purposes, your utilization of that infrastructure to enrich yourself rather than earn a basic living should result in taxation. The more you earn above a certain threshold, the larger share you should pay for creation and maintenance of that infrastructure.

    In fact, all companies with lobbies in Congress ought to pay a lobbying tax based on the gross profits of the company, seeing as they can use congress to create favorable legislation. Honest taxation.
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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Zuckerberg isn't just an internet mogul, but someone who catalyzed a social revolution in changing the way we live our lives.
    He created facebook ffs. If that has drastically changed the way you live your life, I feel sorry for you.

    Would you be willing to grant him tax immunity for everything he's done?
    No.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    of course. we all pay taxes on income, and the businesses we work for pay taxes, as well. this is because both the business and the employee benefits from societal structure.
    Yes, but these businesses have already paid their taxes.
    Infrastructure usage taxes are generally paid on a regular basis.

    Many of which are not paid through the income tax.
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    Re: Should Zuckerberg Never Pay Taxes Again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
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    Zuckerberg isn't just an internet mogul, but someone who catalyzed a social revolution in changing the way we live our lives.

    Would you be willing to grant him tax immunity for everything he's done?
    He's made millions/billions off what he's done. That's the appropriate reward. There is no reason why he should get tax immunity.
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