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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    while in the meantime spending oodles of money attempting to circumvent sending off a paycheck to the government. money they would otherwise be putting into either price reduction or production.
    It doesn't take a genius or some expert to figure out that if companies pass the costs of their labor,raw materials and other costs onto the consumer then taxes would be no different than any other cost those companies pass onto the consumers. It amazes me how a lot of libs in office are college educated but fail to understand this fact when they utter their lets tax the **** out of corporations.
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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    We should change to a use tax system, Pay for the use of our infrastructure to sell products and services to our wealthy population. And not care less if a profit was made or not by using our infrastructure.

    People who get no advantage of the infrastructure pay no taxes.

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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It doesn't take a genius or some expert to figure out that if companies pass the costs of their labor,raw materials and other costs onto the consumer then taxes would be no different than any other cost those companies pass onto the consumers. It amazes me how a lot of libs in office are college educated but fail to understand this fact when they utter their lets tax the **** out of corporations.
    "i don't like them" = "I want to tax them" for those guys.

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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It doesn't take a genius or some expert to figure out that if companies pass the costs of their labor,raw materials and other costs onto the consumer then taxes would be no different than any other cost those companies pass onto the consumers. It amazes me how a lot of libs in office are college educated but fail to understand this fact when they utter their lets tax the **** out of corporations.
    Although I often disagree with you, you are absolutely correct here. If you want to get (some) Democrats to support a regressive sales tax, just call it a "corporate tax" and it suddenly becomes more politically palatable.

    Personally I think corporate taxation is incredibly inefficient, economically destructive, and one of the most regressive and unfair forms of taxation out there. I agree with (some) of what has been said about removing the deductions in our tax code and making it revenue-neutral by lowering the overall rates. But personally I'd rather get rid of the income tax deductions, make it revenue-neutral by lowering the CORPORATE tax rate, and leave the income tax rates alone for now.
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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    It's rather like the personal income tax rate. It only effects the 53% of the population who pay. The other 47% get a free ride.

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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    What do you think?

    This is how our current Corporate Tax Rate of 40% compares to other countries.



    ......The Most Business Unfriendly Country in the World (D).......


    Common sense would say lower the Corporate Tax Rate.......most Democrats on the other hand, say Corporate Tax Rates should be increased.......as raising taxes on Businesses and Evil Rich People is of course the alltime and current universal liberal solution to all ails.

    Now the Left will contend that "Corporations dont pay taxes"....."Corporate subsidies"......"Corporate Welfare"......"Corporations need to pay their fair share"......"I believe every word Obama says"...."Shipping Jobs Overseas"......as their justification for raising taxes on corporations.

    ....and while there are exceptions, GE, and blue moons, if there was more than a shred of truth to the Democrat's portrayal of Corporations in this country........WHY DOES THE MASS EXODUS OF CORPORATIONS W/JOBS continue in this country? Why do so few countries SHIP THEIR JOBS TO THE US?


    I say lower the Corporate Tax Rate to 10%, with a 10% flat tax on individuals, and make this country The Most Business and Consumer Friendly Country in the World. Remove the Liberal chains, and begin to welcome Businesses w/Jobs back to this country, and stop chasing MADE IN THE USA businesses out.

    The Greatest Country in the World.......Businesses dont leave these shores willingly.......its at the end of a Democrat whip.
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    I like your plan. I couldn't vote, however, because I don't think we need to do either one. When I hear that G.E. paid no taxes last year!! What???!!!!!! I understand that our tax codes are filled with loopholes that negate that 40% rate. In fact, I'd venture to say there is no corporation with gross receipts of over $1 million that pays it -- no matter how much they earn.

    So. I like your plan. Or...make sure that every single corporation pays a minimum tax. G.E. paid no taxes. Got to be kidding me. Yikes.
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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    This strikes me as somewhat naive. Corporations are based around making money, not helping their consumers (although the two are sometimes one in the same).
    While this is true it still does not change the fact that companies pass their costs onto the consumer. Taxes just like raw materials, the cost of labor and other things a company has to pay for is another expense that company passes onto the consumer.
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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    Other than Kandahar, liberals appear to be staying away from this thread in droves. I wonder why?

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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Other than Kandahar, liberals appear to be staying away from this thread in droves. I wonder why?
    It'd be nice if this poll was public. For the record I voted lower. Corporate taxes essentially amount to double taxation in my opinion; increased costs would just be pushed onto consumers or would negatively affect employees.
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    Re: Should we Raise or Lower the Corporate Tax Rate?

    reimaging corporate taxes as de facto regressives sales taxes.... huh, there's a political strategy there.

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