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Ben

Greer, SC

#44118 Nov 5, 2013
(Reuters)- Twitter Inc and 11 other technology companies have enough stock-option tax breaks to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes over the next several years, a consumer group said on Tuesday.

Citizens for Tax Justice, a left-leaning tax activist and research group, said it analyzed U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 2012 filings for 11 public technology companies and Twitter, which is planning an initial public offering this week.

CTJ said the companies have stockpiled enough unused tax breaks for executive stock options to eliminate all income taxes on the next $11.4 billion of U.S. income they collectively earn.

When employees are paid in corporate stock options, the issuing companies can take a tax deduction for the difference between what the employees pay for the options and what the stocks are worth when the options are exercised years later.

"Tax breaks for executive stock options have become an increasingly effective corporate tax avoidance tool," CTJ said.

Twitter has $107 million of unused stock option deductions it can apply to future earnings, the report said.

Facebook Inc has $2.2 billion in unused tax breaks that may be used to offset future income, meaning the company's next $6.2 billion in U.S. earnings could be tax free, CTJ said.

Twitter and Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.

CTJ praised pending legislation sponsored by Senator Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, that would pare back the stock option tax break to some extent.

"The most sensible long-term step would be to repeal the stock option tax break entirely, but Levin's bill is a welcome step in that direction," CTJ said. Obama buddy from Facebook could get 6.2 BILLION tax free. Lucky him.
former dem

Zebulon, NC

#44119 Nov 5, 2013
While Burr has left his promises to his constituency behind just like Obama has, he's the best of the worst.... need all new blood in congress to fix the corruption. burr's a huge disappointment, but compared to the current alternatives, not much to work with. Regarding the Dems.... a former dem: the dems promises from obama, Price and the entire left-crew have fallen short for the real people. same ole' good-ole-boy's enriching themselves. I've discovered the "rich white republicans" as I used to think of them, really are more for the common folk, than any dem ever has been. dems are on the take, elitist crony capitalist
TSF

Rocky Mount, NC

#44120 Nov 5, 2013
Strange that all my children attended public schools, did very well, excelled in college and now have very good jobs. Most of my friends and relatives children attended public schools, did very well, excelled in college and now have good jobs. My neighbor's kid attended public schools, was constantly in trouble, frequently truant, didn't do his homework, cheated on tests, had a bad attitude , smoked MJ and drank alcohol, dropped out of school and is now in prison. That reprobate today blames public schools for all his problems. The ones who were successful attribute their success to the education they received in public schools and colleges. Strange. What happened with you?
Taxpayer wrote:
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I did attend public and have been trying to fix their mistakes ever since.
State of Florida

Huntersville, NC

#44121 Nov 5, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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When is the last time you actually stepped into a public school and monitored a classroom lesson?
Is there anyone on here betting that Taxpayer will answer this question? I didn't think so.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#44122 Nov 5, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured….. But not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
And now, any of those who refuse, or are unable to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.
Goes back to Marco Rubio and immigration reform. Because republiCons didn't get their way with the shut down, that has jeopardized the chances of passing comprehensive immigration reform according to Rubio. Maybe Rubio's worst fear will come true and Obama will just use executive order to legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants.

So give them a pathway to citizenship so the can vote democrat or just go ahead and make them legal so they can vote democrat or don't do either and just pay for them. Either way if you, like Romney just expect that they will self deport, you are backing up.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#44123 Nov 5, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
-- Thomas Jefferson
What Thomas Jefferson should have said was: "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to a republiCON congress who will not."
Allen

Robbins, NC

#44124 Nov 5, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
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I did attend public and have been trying to fix their mistakes ever since.
Well maybe you can fix the public school system in my county, where both my children are on AB honor roll. One is in band, the other in Boy Scouts, one plays junior high basket ball the other church basket ball. Hell I'm at my witt's end help me please.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44125 Nov 5, 2013
Allen wrote:
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What Thomas Jefferson should have said was: "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to a republiCON congress who will not."
"ALLEN"is saying what JEFFERSON should have said?OMG, what a megalomaniac! ROTFLMAO!!

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44126 Nov 5, 2013
Thomas Jefferson was highly educated.He didn't go to college on"affirmative action"

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44127 Nov 5, 2013
By the way, to all the people who say, Obamacare is the"law of the land" , SLAVERY used to be the law of the land.SLAVERY IS WRONG! Jefferson owned slaves, although that was legal, it was WRONG, and Obamacare has problems.A year delay to work out the kinks would be advisable.But, politically inconvenient for the DEMODOPES.
lol

United States

#44128 Nov 5, 2013
State of Florida I dropped out of school didn't get my GED and I make more money than half the town I live in your only successful if you really want to be most people just cry cause there poor I have been there thought I wasn't goin to have a job but I got a dam good one all I had to do was get out and try

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44129 Nov 5, 2013
The Supreme Court said that Dred Scott was property, not a man.Another case in which the Supreme Court was HORRIBLY WRONG! Bad law must be resisted.Who would disagree with that?
Allen

Robbins, NC

#44130 Nov 5, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
Thomas Jefferson was highly educated.He didn't go to college on"affirmative action"
There you are....quoting Thomas Jefferson in todays world is about like quoting the Bible wouldn't you think? People can interpret it any way they want. In the end right is right and wrong is wrong. What the republiCON party is doing to this country is wrong. The truth and the cries of the American people will set them free.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44131 Nov 5, 2013
lol wrote:
State of Florida I dropped out of school didn't get my GED and I make more money than half the town I live in your only successful if you really want to be most people just cry cause there poor I have been there thought I wasn't goin to have a job but I got a dam good one all I had to do was get out and try
Holy Moly, can't you try and spell correctly? Damn, I have a GED, but I can spell. I agree with your point, though.I know a lot of people who didn't finish school, and can't spell, but still make good money.All depends on how bad you want to succeed.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44132 Nov 5, 2013
Obama is a perpetuator of terminological inexactitudes.You know, like State.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#44133 Nov 5, 2013
lol wrote:
State of Florida I dropped out of school didn't get my GED and I make more money than half the town I live in your only successful if you really want to be most people just cry cause there poor I have been there thought I wasn't goin to have a job but I got a dam good one all I had to do was get out and try
You don't have to tell me that you didn't get your GED. Ever heard of punctuation? So did you get a damn good job or a job building a dam?

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44135 Nov 5, 2013
Cancer patients heath care ends....thank you, Obamacare.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44136 Nov 5, 2013
In forthcoming new book, Obama says"I'm really good at killing people.Didn't know that was a strong suit." Regarding drone strikes.Actually,I fully support his drone strikes. Unless, he starts using them here!

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44137 Nov 5, 2013
People, some anyway, are predicting that Chris Christie will be the next president.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#44138 Nov 5, 2013
TSF wrote:
Strange that all my children attended public schools, did very well, excelled in college and now have very good jobs. Most of my friends and relatives children attended public schools, did very well, excelled in college and now have good jobs. My neighbor's kid attended public schools, was constantly in trouble, frequently truant, didn't do his homework, cheated on tests, had a bad attitude , smoked MJ and drank alcohol, dropped out of school and is now in prison. That reprobate today blames public schools for all his problems. The ones who were successful attribute their success to the education they received in public schools and colleges. Strange. What happened with you?
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PUBLIC SCHOOLS? What happened to Obamacare? The great Unaffordable Care Act...

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