Message from @AKAlexei
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I also wouldn't mind corporations paying their taxes
Kinda wanna use this but that would be political
the reason corporations dont pay alot is becase how much they create
"Just as the forefathers intended"
roads jobs cause new homes to be built
make whole new cities
No, it's because they got rid of all the taxes and regulations on them starting in the 70s through lobbyists
they take off taxes so long as they create
And buying congressmembers
unregulated is the best regulation
Dude, look at the 2019 budget. They paid only 7% of all the revenue for the government, while we paid 49% in income tax and 37%in payroll. Meanwhile job and economic growth is barely fluctuating. They talk about that all the time on every financial news channel and paper.
What exactly are they creating?
not to mention why are any of us paying so much fucking tax
But that's my point they're not. The job growth doesn't correlate anywhere near with the amount they retain from not paying taxes
we had a whole ass war over this
WE should be the ones not paying taxes
Corporations are not people
true they get rights like them though
for so odd reason
We had a war over a 3% tax
They get 28% of my paycheck.
GW woulda been stacking bodies by now
Well that's becaus they lobbied to get rid of Citizens United successfully
get rid of that and we would be good
Yeah, you wonder why that is? Because the corporations don't pay shit! You should not be paying nearly that much. None of us should be. But corporations that generate billions in revenue every year are somehow no different than us? Fuck that. That's corporatist bullshit.
Squid are you still fucking with that guy?
nah he got fucked
No, Squid... they already GOT rid of Citizens United. By doing that, getting rid of it, it ensured that corporations can do whatever they want. When that law came down, it became legal for all intents and purposes to purchase Congress
Companies are also treated as a person
they should not be treated as people
Citizens United was a law that basically regulated how much corporations could donate to campaigns. It also regulated campaign finance in general.
What they did was they took it to the supreme court and claimed that the law violated 1st amendment rights for companies... except that companies aren't people. But they did it anyway. Now, companies can donate pretty much as much as they like without oversight or regulation to whoever they want. In essence, they own Congress
Between 1970 and 2000, they used lobbyists to get rid of all the regulation on financial institutions which led to the 2008 great recession
They got rid of the marginal corporate tax rate we had in the 50s and 60s which ensured that corporations would always pay more than people in taxes