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    Default You guys on the Left that always rail about the Right being in bed with big business.

    What do you have to say about this?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/bu...x.html?_r=1&hp

    The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.
    Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.


    Absolutly unexcusable....this (CEO of GE) is connected at the right hip of another (CIC).



    There may be a little something else going on with the way Jeffery is checking out his ass???????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi5150 View Post
    What do you have to say about this?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/bu...x.html?_r=1&hp

    The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.
    Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.


    Absolutly unexcusable....this (CEO of GE) is connected at the right hip of another (CIC).



    There may be a little something else going on with the way Jeffery is checking out his ass???????????????


    Call it professional courtesy among thieves....??



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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi5150 View Post
    In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.
    Does that mean the government paid them $3.2 bil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icy View Post
    Does that mean the government paid them $3.2 bil?
    Or, relieved them of $3.2 Billion of obligation to the US Government. Imagine if Bush had done this???????

    ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, etc. would run this story front page/top story all day for a year. As it is, their messiah gets another pass.
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    I hate to say this, but all big businesses are playing this game....along with charging the govt double for sevices and products provided....pa-tri-O-tic!

    I say drop a hammer on anyone who screws the govt.....and eliminate the tax loop holes.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi5150 View Post
    What do you have to say about this?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/bu...x.html?_r=1&hp

    The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.
    Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.


    Absolutly unexcusable....this (CEO of GE) is connected at the right hip of another (CIC).



    There may be a little something else going on with the way Jeffery is checking out his ass???????????????

    I am going to guess it was President Obama that was drinking the Diet Coke on the table. It's always old fat white dudes.

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    Default Perfectly legal....

    What GE has done was/is perfectly legal. We need to change the tax laws that allow such abuse, not condemn those that are smart enough to use these "loop holes". If every large corporation were checked out, you would see this is not unusual, in fact, it is the norm..... Wait until the "carbon credit" scheme gets rolling/traded/sold..... Back in the day, Howard Hughes created the "Howard Hughes Medical Foundation" as a huge, pay nothing, tax deduction......(The gov't forced him to sell his interest in TWA, he then loaned the gov't the money, received over 100K a DAY in interest, and paid zero tax on either transaction)...
    I'm sure the GE accountants are paid very well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi5150 View Post
    What do you have to say about this?
    Guys on the left:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forkin' Crazy View Post
    Guys on the left:

    There is no hiding it. America has become a nation " By the corporations, for the corporations". Big money interests to make more big money has perverted our republic into a sewer of corruption and special deals for special interests. Too bad we have devolved into this situation..which is leading us into decline faster than any other empire decline in history.
    If the founding fathers could come back from the grave, I'm sure they would start a purge from the top of all the political and corporate rats and pigs from Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie View Post
    There is no hiding it. America has become a nation " By the corporations, for the corporations". Big money interests to make more big money has perverted our republic into a sewer of corruption and special deals for special interests. Too bad we have devolved into this situation..which is leading us into decline faster than any other empire decline in history.
    If the founding fathers could come back from the grave, I'm sure they would start a purge from the top of all the political and corporate rats and pigs from Washington.
    I have a feeling that if our fore fathers came back the first thing they would purge would be the Gov. And not just the people but entire agencies.Lobbiest can lobby all they want. It takes crooked Gov to allow or make regulations that benifit private entities. You rail and rail against corperations but it is the Gov that allow's them to do what they do. Just look at the thread on GE not paying tax's or any other corperation for that matter. If they break no laws and take advantage of all the tax loopholes they can then how is it thier fault. Your preacous gov set the groundrules. They are just playing the game the Gov is refereeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzMandella View Post
    I have a feeling that if our fore fathers came back the first thing they would purge would be the Gov. And not just the people but entire agencies.Lobbiest can lobby all they want. It takes crooked Gov to allow or make regulations that benifit private entities. You rail and rail against corperations but it is the Gov that allow's them to do what they do. Just look at the thread on GE not paying tax's or any other corperation for that matter. If they break no laws and take advantage of all the tax loopholes they can then how is it thier fault. Your preacous gov set the groundrules. They are just playing the game the Gov is refereeing.
    Well said. Don't hate the player, hate the game. That was for you Z.
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    What's there to say? It is wrong and needs to be dealt with, Moneypit hit it on the head. If you think it is the result of this administration's policy you are wrong. The President should, however, be very careful about who he spends his time with.

    I am all for reform - immigration, tax, tort, healthcare, insurance, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzMandella View Post
    I have a feeling that if our fore fathers came back the first thing they would purge would be the Gov. And not just the people but entire agencies.Lobbiest can lobby all they want. It takes crooked Gov to allow or make regulations that benifit private entities. You rail and rail against corperations but it is the Gov that allow's them to do what they do. Just look at the thread on GE not paying tax's or any other corperation for that matter. If they break no laws and take advantage of all the tax loopholes they can then how is it thier fault. Your preacous gov set the groundrules. They are just playing the game the Gov is refereeing.
    Guess why the "ground rules" are what they are?.....If you think real carefully you will figure out the "ground rules" were lobbied for.....Again think real carefully by who?....The crooked corporate lobbyists , special interests lawyers, and their corrupting millions in corporate donations to feeble minded unethical elected officials begging for money. The big money corporate players paid, made"suggestions", and purchased the beneficial "ground rules" they find so advantageous. Blame elected officials from both parties who set in place the "ground rules" paid for by by greedy corporations. I know they did not teach you this in high school

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodnJen View Post
    What's there to say? It is wrong and needs to be dealt with, Moneypit hit it on the head. If you think it is the result of this administration's policy you are wrong. The President should, however, be very careful about who he spends his time with.

    I am all for reform - immigration, tax, tort, healthcare, insurance, etc.
    You'd really think obam's handlers would warn him about the obvious "appearance" of unethical relationships... Z's continual mention of "corporate greed" seems to ignore the real players in this administration's agenda. Greed in the highest form from the "one world order" proponents... Does anyone really believe Soros isn't in this for the almighty buck?...
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