CEOs storm Washington

May 25, 2013 Full story: Politico 17

Once it might have taken a subpoena to get a CEO to participate in the public shame ritual of a televised Senate hearing.

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#1 May 25, 2013
So, what are these CEOs looking for, bigger tax
breaks and subsidies?
Your Ex

United States

#2 May 25, 2013
Thank goodness theses poor CEO's are standing up for themselves and their shareholders.
It's about time the filthy commoners stopped livin' large at the expense of the .05%
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#3 May 25, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
Thank goodness theses poor CEO's are standing up for themselves and their shareholders.
It's about time the filthy commoners stopped livin' large at the expense of the .05%
Case in point: Exxon made $42.5 billion in 2009 and paid
no income taxes on it.

Apple just made billions of dollars off shore and
paid no US taxes on it.
But the CEOs come to Washington with their hands out,
expecting more tax breaks and subsidies.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#4 May 25, 2013
CEOs and politicians falling all over each other to see who they can blame for the debt, deficits, unemployment and under employment. As long as it's not themselves, you know the "I got bailed out" crew and the "I bailed you out" crew. Hey, we all know it's the government employees and the unions fault.
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#5 May 25, 2013
Must be a new plan to f--k the working man they want to get in on

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#6 May 25, 2013
The Senate hearings on Apple were a shakedown, Job's company has no lobbying presence so Senator's relatives can't get plush jobs working for Apple.

Apple broke no law, if there is a fault it belongs to Congress, they write tax law.
Lamer

Piqua, OH

#7 May 25, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
The Senate hearings on Apple were a shakedown, Job's company has no lobbying presence so Senator's relatives can't get plush jobs working for Apple.
Apple broke no law, if there is a fault it belongs to Congress, they write tax law.
Apple has a huge lobby presence and are on pace to double it's size. I do not know what rock you have been under:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/05/23/app...
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#8 May 25, 2013
Lamer wrote:
<quoted text>
Apple has a huge lobby presence and are on pace to double it's size. I do not know what rock you have been under:
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/05/23/app...
Only double? They must be held back by all those California government regulations and taxes!
If they were in business in Texas, they'd be booming and sky high like the fertilizer storage place!
Exactly

Kansas City, MO

#9 May 25, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
The Senate hearings on Apple were a shakedown, Job's company has no lobbying presence so Senator's relatives can't get plush jobs working for Apple.
Apple broke no law, if there is a fault it belongs to Congress, they write tax law.
Amazing General Electric gets away with paying zero, isn't it?
equote

Kerrville, TX

#10 May 25, 2013
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes." Andrew Jackson

"The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy." Woodrow Wilson

"It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics."
Robert Byrd

Still the same ...

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#11 May 25, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>Only double? They must be held back by all those California government regulations and taxes!
If they were in business in Texas, they'd be booming and sky high like the fertilizer storage place!
They ARE leaving your taxarama nightmare, bozo! The only thing booming in California these days are bong shops!! LMAO

The tree of socialism is bearing fruit in California. Soon it will bless the whole of the USA.

Abraxis Health, a unit of Los Angeles-based Abraxis BioScience Inc., opened a new plant that will create 200 jobs in 2010 — in Phoenix. This follows the company’s Phoenix expansions that occurred in 2007 and 2008.

Alza Corp. in 2007 eliminated about 600 jobs in drug R&D while also exiting its Mountain View, Calif., HQ. At the time the company said that its 1,200-person Vacaville facility will continue to operate. But the Vacaville Reporter on Oct. 23, 2009 revealed that the plant is being offered for sale by J&J, its parent company. It’s unclear if more layoffs are in the facility’s future.

American AVK, a producer of fire hydrants and other water-related products, moved from Fresno to Minden, Nevada.

American Racing moved its auto-wheel production to Mexico, ending most of its 47-year operation in California.

Apple Computer has expanded in other states, most recently with a $1 billion facility planned for North Carolina.

Enjoy being right for once....(hilarious)

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#12 May 25, 2013
Hewlett-Packard, HQ’d in Palo Alto, at various times has moved jobs to Tennessee and Texas.

Nissan North America moved its Los Angeles headquarters to Nashville, Tenn.

Plastic Model Engineering, Inc., a custom plastic injection molder and mold manufacturer, moved from Sylmar, Calif. to the “Inland Northwest,” notably Post Falls, Idaho.

Scale Computing, a data-storage developer and manufacturer, is leaving Silicon Valley for Indiana

Telmar Network Technology Inc. moved from Irvine to Plano, Texas, consolidating some 150 workers there

Toyota will stop making cars in Fremont, will idle 4,700 workers, and move work to Canada and San Antonio, Texas.

Must be all those high taxes keeping your businesses from leaving......eh winslow??

Boy, you're funnier than a flash flood in an alka seltzer factory......which probably left California too!! LMAO

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#13 May 25, 2013
Big Gubmint sucks. Impeach obama....BENGHAZI
equote

Kerrville, TX

#15 May 26, 2013
"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward."
John Maynard Keynes

The right's talking point 'america has a spending problem' is wrong. America has a tax problem. The tax code is complicated, jam packed with provisions that can be manipulated and unfair to those who PAY taxes. At the root of the problems is the U.S. Congress. The parties, interest groups all seek advantage for themselves, at the expense of you and me.
Trying to blame the Corporations is scapegoating. They want to maximize profit and cuting costs plays a big part. If Congress grants them tricks to do so they will use them, just like you and I.
The solution to American's problems is a better House and Senate.

"No government is any better than the people you elect to run it."
I.H. Kempner

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#16 May 26, 2013
irony or ironies:
the debt crisis is false, and has been proven as such.
it's all a bunch of BS.
.
corporate taxes are necessary, and should be earmarked to fund domestic infrastructure projects.
the jokes on US

West Mifflin, PA

#17 May 26, 2013
FOR ME . the smart move for corporations is,stay on the stock exchange ,and stuff the ira funds with your stock, move all manufacturing overseas or mexico or ??.start the proverbial "XYZ CORP. OF AMERICA". let washington cry ,quack,grovel TWIST ARMS, to try to get the MONEY BACK INTO THE COUNTRY, use bitcoins instead of dollars, "DONT PAY YOUR TAXES". move to ireland, the caymans, bermuda,indo, taiwan,anyplace where the school drop out rate is less than 50 percent.and you dont need a private police force to keep your employees from killing each other.

Since: Nov 12

Philippines

#18 Jun 7, 2013
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