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Whatever

Gering, NE

#908330 May 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The US corporate tax rate is the highest in the world, and that is the source of the problem.
Apple pays taxes on profits in the countries in which the profits are earned, just like any other multinational company.
(In the spirit of full disclosure, Galt is not an Apple stockholder, nor a particular fan of the company.)
But Apple looks good compared to a buffoon like Carl Levin.
This grab for overseas profits will only have companies moving their headquarters overseas.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#908331 May 21, 2013
LiberalsAreHypocrites wrote:
<quoted text>
And today Venezuela has NO toilet paper!!!!
The result of socialist compassion!
Use your left hand, dupe. Poor people often have to.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#908332 May 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I bet you're upset Bernie Madoff isn't free?
And you do know his son killed himself after the debacle, right?
And still no remorse.
amazing.
Bernie Madoff is registered democrat you deranged fool and Kermit Gosnell was making house calls for the Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro... Oh.... and Kermit Gosnell's car had a Brother Obama bumper-sticker on it...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#908333 May 21, 2013
I believe we were talking about this a bit ago. Seems a company called GrubHub is merging with a few smaller companies to form a national restaurant home delivery service. Want to eat at your favorite restaurant but don't want to get dress up? Just call the yet unnamed company and they will go to the restaurant, pick up your meal and deliver it to your home. They at this time affiliated with 20,000 local and chain restaurants nationwide.

It will be interesting to see if this flies. We had one here a few years ago but the doubling of gas prices killed it.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#908334 May 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
New Madrid, MO and Charleston, SC are likely sites for major earthquakes.
Wasn't there suppose to be a major earthquake in MO several years back?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#908335 May 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Well let's see... Lay not only brought down Enron, but Arthur Anderson as well.
Seems the only fools were the ones left behind, son,
Ken Lay had the same relationship to and depth of knowledge of the rogue traders who destroyed Enron as Obama has to the IRS employees who violated the Constitutional rights of Americans.

Lay was convicted because the buck stops at the top.

Obama not so much.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#908336 May 21, 2013
LiberalsAreHypocrites wrote:
<quoted text>
And you Liberal fall for it!!!
Presidents universally take credit when the economy does well (such as Reagan,) and choose to blame other factors when the economy does poorly (such as Obama).
Any improvement in the economy is IN SPITE of Obama. Here is the evidence:
1. Most new jobs were created in TEXAS.
2. Oil fracking has been successful IN SPITE OF environmentalist wackos.
3. Many of Obama's socialist agenda had been successfully STOP by Conservatives in the House.
Didn't Reagan blame others when his own Iran/Contra Affair went bad? Reagan claimed ignorance.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#908337 May 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. After it was determined bushie lied about his reason for invading, I was against it son.
Iraq war John Kerry: I voted for the war before I was against it...

Yeah you neo-nazi liberals do what neo-nazi liberals and fascist do best LIE.

You Neo-Nazis opposed the Invasion of Iraq. Basically the Neo-Nazi liberals support any Arab country because they all oppose Israel and support exterminating the Jews you idiot...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#908338 May 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I bet you're upset Bernie Madoff isn't free?
And you do know his son killed himself after the debacle, right?
And still no remorse.
amazing.
Bernie Madoff ran a Ponzi scheme and got what he deserved.

Greedy clients who thought they were insiders because they were Jewish made the scheme possible.

Remorse is worthless.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#908339 May 21, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>True as far as you go, but it is more than that, Apple paid no taxes at all to Any government!
An outright lie, not even claimed by a buffoon like Carl Levin.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#908340 May 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Are you against free speech now son?
Or are you only against it when it's something you don't like? Or perhaps only for it when it's something you do like?
Let democrats kill the planet with stupid and ghetto ignorance, so all will suffer. Why do you hate intelligence?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#908341 May 21, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>put it this way Classical Liberalism(Part of a series on Capitalism) rejects all government intervention in economical matters and rejects Modern US Pseudo Liberalism as we know as US Liberalism today.
Classical liberalism is a political philosophy and ideology that emerged as a response to the Industrial Revolution and urbanization in the 19th century in Europe and the United States. It shares a number of beliefs with other belief systems belonging to liberalism, advocating civil liberties and political freedom, limited government, rule of law, and belief in free market. Classical liberalism is built on ideas that had already arisen by the end of the 18th century, such as selected ideas of Adam Smith, John Locke, Jean-Baptiste Say, Thomas Malthus, and David Ricardo, stressing the belief in free market and natural law, utilitarianism, and progress. Classical liberals were more suspicious than conservatives of all but the most minimal government and, adopting Thomas Hobbes's theory of government, they believed government had been created by individuals to protect themselves from one another.
Classical liberalism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_libera...
Classical Liberalism vs. Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism
Classical Liberalism as an Ideology
Classical liberalism was the political philosophy of the Founding Fathers. It permeates the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and many other documents produced by the people who created the American system of government. Many emancipationists who opposed slavery were essentially classical liberals, as were the suffragettes, who fought for equal rights for women.
Basically, classical liberalism is based on a belief in liberty. Even today, one of the clearest statements of this philosophy is found in the Declaration of Independence. In 1776, most people believed that rights came from government. People thought they had only such rights as government elected to give them. But following British philosopher John Locke, Jefferson argued that its the other way around. People have rights apart from government, as part of their nature. Further, people can both form governments and dissolve them. The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect these rights.
The 19th century was the century of classical liberalism. Partly for that reason it was also the century of ever-increasing economic and political liberty, relative international peace, relative price stability and unprecedented economic growth. By contrast, the 20th century was the century that rejected classical liberalism. Partly for that reason, it was the century of dictatorship, depression and war. Nearly 265 million people were killed by their own governments (in addition to all the deaths from wars!) in the 20th century more than in any previous century and possibly more than in all previous centuries combined
http://www.ncpa.org/pub/classical-liberalism-...
Okay, how does this differ from being a Libertarian? It appears to me that the philosophies are very similar.

I thought your original comment had FDR as a Liberal or perhaps as a new breed of Liberal is what you stated.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#908342 May 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
This grab for overseas profits will only have companies moving their headquarters overseas.
Correct.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#908343 May 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
This grab for overseas profits will only have companies moving their headquarters overseas.
Apple already did move overseas to avoid playing by the tax rules that every other American corporation must do. How is that morally justifiable? Mitt Romney said himself that he agreed that tax moochers should be held accountable, prosecuted ,swiftly convicted and jailed.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#908344 May 21, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Your first sentence reveals that you don't know classical liberalism thought and your attempt to divorce modern revisionist libertarianism from the classical liberal tradition shows your real motives are ideological and not honest.
You mean your first sentence reveals that you don't know classical liberalism thought and your attempt to divorce modern revisionist libertarianism from the classical liberal tradition shows your real motives are ideological and not honest just like FDR did who was in no sense a Liberal just a bigot calling himself a Liberal selling Leninism as Liberalism.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#908345 May 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
New Madrid, MO and Charleston, SC are likely sites for major earthquakes.
My bet is on New Madrid. Last one was a real dousey.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#908346 May 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The US corporate tax rate is the highest in the world, and that is the source of the problem.
Apple pays taxes on profits in the countries in which the profits are earned, just like any other multinational company.
(In the spirit of full disclosure, Galt is not an Apple stockholder, nor a particular fan of the company.)
But Apple looks good compared to a buffoon like Carl Levin.
So how many actually paid an effective rate of 35%?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#908347 May 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Facts as we know them.
Happy national strawberries and cream day Homer. And perhaps you've noticed that the DOW surpassed 15,400 today, amazing how consumer confidence makes everything better eh?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#908348 May 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ken Lay had the same relationship to and depth of knowledge of the rogue traders who destroyed Enron as Obama has to the IRS employees who violated the Constitutional rights of Americans.
Lay was convicted because the buck stops at the top.
Obama not so much.
98 top executives at Enron who pleaded guilty testified against Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling ; no one has testified against Obama for any wrongdoing punishable under the law.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#908349 May 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
This grab for overseas profits will only have companies moving their headquarters overseas.
lol! Then why don't they son?

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