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    Taxed by the boss

    Taxed by the boss

    Meanwhile the states are going bankrupt, raising taxes, closing schools police departments and everything else.

    Y'all tired of being a blood bag yet? Tired of these corporations robbing you yet? I am.


    General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and AMC Theatres enjoy deals to keep state taxes deducted from their workers' paychecks, the report shows. Foreign companies also enjoy such arrangements, including Electrolux, Nissan, Toyota and a host of Canadian, Japanese and European banks, Good Jobs First says.
    ^^^^^The Governemt, well part of it.^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelr View Post
    Taxed by the boss

    Meanwhile the states are going bankrupt, raising taxes, closing schools police departments and everything else.

    Y'all tired of being a blood bag yet? Tired of these corporations robbing you yet? I am.




    ^^^^^The Governemt, well part of it.^^^^^^

    So true.. I wrote about something like this before. I am an urban planner in my community so I am privy to this nonsense. We had a situation here with a large corporation coming before us and asking for tax breaks or they would be forced to let employees go. The city and state gave them three years no property or business tax. At the end of the three years they laid off 10% or so of the workforce and cut salaries. They then come before us again and say times are tough we need more tax breaks or we might need to move elsewhere. The state caves and gives them many more years free. Meanwhile our area is whacked, streets fall apart, police, fire depts gutted, teachers laid off. The city then raises our taxes so as to try to afford anything. Meanwhile the CEO and execs get raises and bonuses all through the years, while the employees bust their butts to afford their taxes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    So true.. I wrote about something like this before. I am an urban planner in my community so I am privy to this nonsense. We had a situation here with a large corporation coming before us and asking for tax breaks or they would be forced to let employees go. The city and state gave them three years no property or business tax. At the end of the three years they laid off 10% or so of the workforce and cut salaries. They then come before us again and say times are tough we need more tax breaks or we might need to move elsewhere. The state caves and gives them many more years free. Meanwhile our area is whacked, streets fall apart, police, fire depts gutted, teachers laid off. The city then raises our taxes so as to try to afford anything. Meanwhile the CEO and execs get raises and bonuses all through the years, while the employees bust their butts to afford their taxes....
    Look at the corporations. They are either/and the tax deferred bailout and stimulus receiving scums of the planet. They are the government. I went shopping for our camp out, and all the time I was there this story was eating at me. The poor slaves that work for these scum can't quit, oh hell no. They will be forced to pick up the slack along with everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelr View Post
    Taxed by the boss

    Meanwhile the states are going bankrupt, raising taxes, closing schools police departments and everything else.

    Y'all tired of being a blood bag yet? Tired of these corporations robbing you yet? I am.




    ^^^^^The Governemt, well part of it.^^^^^^

    I just heard about this a couple weeks ago. Maybe on the Dylan Ratigan Show? Blew my mind.

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    Yes. This is the reality we're waking up to.

    This has been my "attempted" message to our resident righties for quite a while now.

    The corporations that used to do good things for us, have now stabbed us in the back.

    Global multi-national "business" is a different animal entirely, it's not like y'r average business in your neighborhood.

    These big business types are screwing us, they're making us pay for every single down cycle in the market.

    These assholes want protection against market cycles, that's what's going on. These wimpy little whiners want to play a very risky game without taking any risks! They want to foist all the risks onto us!

    In the name of their investor profits - so what happens is, anyone who can't invest, or doesn't want to, ends up paying these fuckers anyway!

    You are absolutely right MichaelR, that is a tax. There's no two ways about it, we are being taxed to support these big huge multi-national businesses, which is exactly why the Republican party ideology is so entirely bankrupt right now (well, one of the reasons anyway) - they're staring this big huge policy disconnect right in the face and no one's got the guts to stand up and say "the emperor has no clothes". The party is doing what it's always done, which is try to get breaks for business, only, the breaks aren't going to the American small businessman anymore - they are only (exclusively) going to the big multi-national businesses. Listen, if you're spending 3 trillion dollars on those assholes, you don't have any more money for mom 'n' pop! You're bankrupt even before you try to take care of the People of the United States!

    The Republicans just do not get it, they're banging their collective heads against a rock wall screaming about cutting spending and cutting taxes, but look around, who's getting all the tax breaks? It's the mega-corps and the rich! And who's spending all the money? It's the mega-corps and the rich! 3 trillion dollars is more than the Iraq war - our little economic meltdown brought to you by Big Business cost us more than Iraq and Afghanistan put together!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nonsqtr View Post
    Yes. This is the reality we're waking up to.

    This has been my "attempted" message to our resident righties for quite a while now.

    The corporations that used to do good things for us, have now stabbed us in the back.

    Global multi-national "business" is a different animal entirely, it's not like y'r average business in your neighborhood.

    These big business types are screwing us, they're making us pay for every single down cycle in the market.

    These assholes want protection against market cycles, that's what's going on. These wimpy little whiners want to play a very risky game without taking any risks! They want to foist all the risks onto us!

    In the name of their investor profits - so what happens is, anyone who can't invest, or doesn't want to, ends up paying these fuckers anyway!

    You are absolutely right MichaelR, that is a tax. There's no two ways about it, we are being taxed to support these big huge multi-national businesses, which is exactly why the Republican party ideology is so entirely bankrupt right now (well, one of the reasons anyway) - they're staring this big huge policy disconnect right in the face and no one's got the guts to stand up and say "the emperor has no clothes". The party is doing what it's always done, which is try to get breaks for business, only, the breaks aren't going to the American small businessman anymore - they are only (exclusively) going to the big multi-national businesses. Listen, if you're spending 3 trillion dollars on those assholes, you don't have any more money for mom 'n' pop! You're bankrupt even before you try to take care of the People of the United States!

    The Republicans just do not get it, they're banging their collective heads against a rock wall screaming about cutting spending and cutting taxes, but look around, who's getting all the tax breaks? It's the mega-corps and the rich! And who's spending all the money? It's the mega-corps and the rich! 3 trillion dollars is more than the Iraq war - our little economic meltdown brought to you by Big Business cost us more than Iraq and Afghanistan put together!!!

    Well you would hate to see the economy collapse...hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonsqtr View Post
    Yes. This is the reality we're waking up to.

    This has been my "attempted" message to our resident righties for quite a while now.

    The corporations that used to do good things for us, have now stabbed us in the back.

    Global multi-national "business" is a different animal entirely, it's not like y'r average business in your neighborhood.

    These big business types are screwing us, they're making us pay for every single down cycle in the market.

    These assholes want protection against market cycles, that's what's going on. These wimpy little whiners want to play a very risky game without taking any risks! They want to foist all the risks onto us!

    In the name of their investor profits - so what happens is, anyone who can't invest, or doesn't want to, ends up paying these fuckers anyway!

    You are absolutely right MichaelR, that is a tax. There's no two ways about it, we are being taxed to support these big huge multi-national businesses, which is exactly why the Republican party ideology is so entirely bankrupt right now (well, one of the reasons anyway) - they're staring this big huge policy disconnect right in the face and no one's got the guts to stand up and say "the emperor has no clothes". The party is doing what it's always done, which is try to get breaks for business, only, the breaks aren't going to the American small businessman anymore - they are only (exclusively) going to the big multi-national businesses. Listen, if you're spending 3 trillion dollars on those assholes, you don't have any more money for mom 'n' pop! You're bankrupt even before you try to take care of the People of the United States!

    The Republicans just do not get it, they're banging their collective heads against a rock wall screaming about cutting spending and cutting taxes, but look around, who's getting all the tax breaks? It's the mega-corps and the rich! And who's spending all the money? It's the mega-corps and the rich! 3 trillion dollars is more than the Iraq war - our little economic meltdown brought to you by Big Business cost us more than Iraq and Afghanistan put together!!!

    And you know what, non? I posted this very article about 10 days ago, and it got like 8 responses, half of them from righties who couldn't be bothered to give a shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiteGuy View Post
    And you know what, non? I posted this very article about 10 days ago, and it got like 8 responses, half of them from righties who couldn't be bothered to give a shit.
    I didn't see it or I would have been all over it. Pizazz your OP's so they are interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    So true.. I wrote about something like this before. I am an urban planner in my community so I am privy to this nonsense. We had a situation here with a large corporation coming before us and asking for tax breaks or they would be forced to let employees go. The city and state gave them three years no property or business tax. At the end of the three years they laid off 10% or so of the workforce and cut salaries. They then come before us again and say times are tough we need more tax breaks or we might need to move elsewhere. The state caves and gives them many more years free. Meanwhile our area is whacked, streets fall apart, police, fire depts gutted, teachers laid off. The city then raises our taxes so as to try to afford anything. Meanwhile the CEO and execs get raises and bonuses all through the years, while the employees bust their butts to afford their taxes....
    Aha, there it is, found it.

    This is a great post.

    This is the pattern, and it is typical, in your community.

    Truly - this is what happens in your neighborhood, or a neighborhood near you. It happens everywhere, all the time.

    The history of this is really interesting too, it started way back in the 1870's as a result of supreme court decisions called the Slaughterhouse Cases.

    The way they do this is really interesting too, 'cause there are some things the city has to do "as a corporation", and there are other things it can only do via the law, and the businesses know all about this and they make use of it every chance they get.

    This is a scam, it certainly isn't "free enterprise".

    I'm sorry but businesses should not be given public funds. They can be given public contracts, but I mean, everything else is problematic - bailouts, subsidies, loan guarantees..... even public contracts need to be subjected to special oversight like blind bidding and so on, because even the perception of impropriety is problematic.

    Now watch, sure as sh*t one of our resident RWNJ's is going to come back and accuse me of being anti-business or something. The rhetoric is always loud, it's always just.... loud.....

    I'm not anti-business. I'm anti-ripoff, is what I am. I'm anti-snake oil too. I'm from the old school, where we put in a hard day's work for a fair wage (or profit, as the case may be). I'm very sorry but I'm way too busy and working way too hard trying to raise my family in these difficult economic times, to be tolerating slacker politicians and slicker CEO's pilfering money out of my hard-earned pocket.

    What I think is, we ought to have a few torches-'n'-pitchforks sessions with our elected representatives.

    Seriously.

    It has to be done in numbers, 'cause one person doing it will just be branded a terrorist and conveniently locked away and forgotten about.

    But I swear to God, I would love to participate in a constituent protest that involves the kidnapping and sequestering of my elected representative for long enough to make it clear that he either does what we want or he ain't going back to Weaselton, kinda thing. Really put the fear of God into him, y'know..... fifty thousand people at Dodger Stadium, kinda thing. Way too many to get any names or faces. Enough to make it clear what the numbers look like though. What 99% really means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiteGuy View Post
    And you know what, non? I posted this very article about 10 days ago, and it got like 8 responses, half of them from righties who couldn't be bothered to give a shit.
    maybe mods could merge for you?

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