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Exxon is kinda sorry it made $11B this quarter
#21
Biker Dude Wrote:...I think the cartoon demonstrates quite well how any more taxes would just be passed on to the people doing the carrying.
Actually - just the opposite. Wasserman was focused on attacking Big Business - not upon showing the righteousness of the Free Market. He was using the most crass class warfare in his images and forcing the opposite conclusion from his drawing. His cartoon shows elites enjoying being carried on the backs of overburdened blue-collar workers. To be correct, the blue-collar workers should be a carried by the corporations.
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#22
Yeah, why doesn't that genius worry about the size of government forcing those poor citizens to carry the weight on the high cost of Big Government and the politician prostitutes living high and mighty? Of course some folks are not able to see that either.
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#23
I believe the profits are the main problem. they're build into the cost of the goods and services. And the cost of the goods and services are based on the profits at the time.

Without those enormous profits benefiting so few, no dirty corporation could buy dirty politicians. corporations are the ones who benefit most by this incestuous relationship, and they both are the enemy of the workers, and anybody else who creates wealth by working, or developing ideas. workers carry corporations as well as politicians.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#24
There's a question:

is this an "enormous profit" or is it in line with other corporation's profit margins?

How much taxes were paid on this "enormous profit"?

Just wondering.
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
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#25
(05-14-2011, 01:03 AM)quadrat Wrote: I believe the profits are the main problem. they're build into the cost of the goods and services. And the cost of the goods and services are based on the profits at the time.

Without those enormous profits benefiting so few, no dirty corporation could buy dirty politicians. corporations are the ones who benefit most by this incestuous relationship, and they both are the enemy of the workers, and anybody else who creates wealth by working, or developing ideas. workers carry corporations as well as politicians.

Really? How do you intellectually justify that? After all, politicians can legislate restrictions on any company. Can companies force politicians to make changes? So, who holds the reigns of the full force of the law?

Your statement belies your twisted thinking "Q". As long as the State leaves you alone, you are happy to accommodate it, right? But what will happen if you are hoisted upon your own petard?

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#26
why don't you spare me that hypocritical crap? politicians are forcing changes to the disadvantage of workers, teachers, public employees etc upon them right now, and you cheer them. that increases the profit margin of corporations, and the state. i never heared a worker forcing politicians to make changes, what would he bribe a politician with, anyway? politics ought to regulate and restrict the capitalist economy which destroys the lives of so many today, and everyone soon in the future for the benefit of the few today, but it doesn't.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#28
There is nothing to be done about profits except socialization. History has documented that is not a good option.

Since these firms are owned by millions of investors,if one did try and minimize profits,he'd be fired forthwith of course.
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"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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