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04-17-11, 04:26 PM #1
San Francisco activist groups stage musical protest at Bank of America, denouncing it for not paying taxesUS Uncut, in collaboration with The Ruckus Society and Brass Liberation Orchestra (BLO), kicked off Tax Day weekend (Friday afternoon 4/15/11) in San Francisco with a flashmob at Bank of America and told them to "PAY UP!"
Bank of America is the #1 largest bank and the 5th largest corporation in the U.S., but it pays less in taxes than the average American household! If they and their corporate tax dodger friends paid their fair share of taxes (like the rest of us), we wouldn't 'need' to slash community services in the budget.
04-18-11, 12:08 AM #2Officer First Class
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So does that mean I can dance around the other ~47% of American households that don't pay any taxes also?
Not that I am excusing any company/corporation of their responsibility to pay taxes. I just want to know where the PC line is.
04-18-11, 12:19 AM #3
Businesses don't pay taxes. Tax code compliance and payments are part of business overhead which is figured into the price of their goods and services, as well as dividends to share holders.
That means you and I pay taxes every time we buy something from a business, it's factored into the cost of whatever we are paying. As well as hitting us in our retirement and 401K.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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04-18-11, 12:52 AM #4
The last two replies are known as truth fastballs:
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04-18-11, 01:42 AM #5
Beat me too it.I'm your huckleberry...
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04-18-11, 06:09 AM #6
Ok, so that's a syntax error in saying "any" instead of "Federal Income" and I had my fun. Don't you wonder who benefits in promoting this statistic? Anyone want higher taxes? Not I. When did we agree we wanted our taxes lower and theirs higher? Hey wait, isn't that what the other side says? Political wonks get paid well to divide us along those lines.
Both political parties conclude their message with "tax them more": the difference is the "them". Huh, those sneaky political bastards. Both sides are selling us the same bill of goods. Then they use us to promote spending which results in more taxes for everyone. All this while telling us to squabble amongst ourselves, because, obviously it's no fault of theirs. We should just buy them trips, offices, and finery of their choosing because they serve us.
What a game. If I wasn't the most expensive PPV mankind has known I might find it amusing to watch. As it is, I see no cause for dancing.
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
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