Sources: DefenseTech, BAE Systems
quote: ...when corporations can hire lobbyists...
quote: Churches and unions don't have ANYWHERE NEAR the amount of money available to throw at lobbying or other propaganda efforts that multinational corps do.
quote: simply groups of people
quote: a CEO that makes 200 times what their average employee makes
quote: Here we go, people like you keep throwing the "you must watch Fox News" junk when someone has a differing reason or outlook. Some of which isn't necessarily false.
quote: "We have one of the HIGHEST corporate tax rates in the world.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_rates_around_the_..."Do you have anything a bit more recent? Considering Bush had a nice little habit of lowering taxes and whatnot?
quote: You're a terrible poster, a republican shrill, and an awful person. Educate yourself instead of just repeating talking points please.
quote: The top three oil companies in the United States are ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Chevron. According to the SEC filings of those companies, as analyzed by Forbes, ExxonMobil’s pretax income in 2010 was $52 billion, from which it paid $21.6 billion in income taxes worldwide, leaving a net income of $30.5 billion. That equals a tax rate of 45 percent, which is 10 percent above the statutory corporate rate of 35 percent.ConocoPhillips earned $19.8 billion in pretax income in 2010 and it paid $8.3 billion in taxes, leaving $11.4 billion in income. That equals a tax rate of 42 percent. Chevron made $32 billion and then paid $12.9 billion in income taxes, leaving a net income of $19.1 billion, which equals a tax rate of 40 percent.ExxonMobil’s total tax bill, worldwide, was $89 billion in 2010, comprised mostly of sales and excise taxes. ConocoPhillips, for comparison, paid an additional $16.8 billion in “other taxes” beyond its income taxes, reported Forbes, and Chevron paid an additional $18.2 billion in “other taxes” in 2010.
quote: Meanwhile at home, people are complaining and crying about people on welfare needing to survive, crying about how their Tax Dollars are being wasted on human scum, yet think nothing of $millions being wasted on Tech we don't need, making a few people VERY VERY rich.
quote: Also, I'd rather be called a progressive, not a liberal.
quote: You can call yourself whatever the fuck you want. There is no difference.
quote: So the military just wants to kill "brown" people, costs too much, and anyone who has a problem with Welfare is racist.
quote: By Dradien on 10/17/2011 7:52:31 PM
quote: And there is your problem. Education has been on a chopping block for a while, and lets be realistic here, not everyone has the means or intelligence to get a BS in engineering.
quote: If a company has 700+ jobs avilable for three years that offer $90k+ a year to start, you seriously think people see that number and say "Well Gee Wiz bang, I'd rather suffer on my paltry sum each month with foodstamps, and limited time on TANF at a terribly low rate!"
quote: You are the worst kind of human being, you know that? Do you have any hard facts,
quote: No where, stop putting words in my mouth, kid.