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Opa2 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 7:53 AM
Walter, what is "Corporate Welfare?" Tax breaks? Another expense of doing business that doesn't have to be passed on to the customer. Preferences such as the railroads received in the 19th Century that had the affect of opening the West more quickly? Please explain.
rvarnum Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 10:00 AM
If our government taxed only the entities that are able to pay taxes, there would be no “Corporate Welfare!” Corporations cannot be taxed. There has never been a case where a corporation paid taxes. Corporations figure their tax burden into the cost of doing business, and pass that cost on to the only entity in the world that can truly pay taxes, PEOPLE.
Just like the tax withholdings you see in your paycheck, corporate taxation is just another way our government hides how much we pay in taxes each and every day.
king10 - exposing leftism Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 8:27 AM
Opa2:
Please read your Constitution and do your best to scrub the leftist teachings from your brain. We will help anyway we can.
johnm h Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 8:21 AM
The way it works is quite simple. Congress or an administration threatens drastic new taxes or regulations. The most powerful corporations work with them to craft exceptions that fit them but do not fit their competition. The desired result is obtained. The politicians gets a kick back, the corporation gets less competition. This is how it always works so I assume that is the intention in the first place.
Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 8:19 AM
Doug5049 addressed your first sentence. Your second sentence is predicated on the specious notion that the ends justify the means.
Doug5049 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 8:00 AM
Tax breaks are not welfare. Tax breaks mean that those who earn the money can keep more of the money that they earn. Corporate welfare is when a company receives money from the government that it did not earn. Money taken from those who did earn it. Like the half a billion Obama gave Solyndra right before they folded. Like subsidies to tobacco farms with money lifted from the pockets of non-smokers. Like the Wall Street bailouts. Got it?
Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." John Adams, another signer, echoed a similar statement: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Are today's Americans virtuous and moral, or have we become corrupt and vicious? Let's think it through with a few questions.

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