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(Reuters)   France to Amazon: You owe us $250 million in taxes. Here's our Paypal address   (reuters.com) divider line 10
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2012-11-13 09:55:24 AM  
FTFA: Amazon minimizes its tax bill in France and other European countries by channeling sales through Luxembourg, which offers tax breaks to foreign companies which base themselves there.

Tax loopholes, how do they work!?
 
2012-11-13 10:25:22 AM  
fark France.

They elected a socialist asshole.

Hey lets tax job creators at 75 farking percent! GREAT IDEA!
 
2012-11-13 10:38:03 AM  
How do you say PayPal in French?
 
2012-11-13 10:52:01 AM  

WelldeadLink: How do you say PayPal in French?


Zut Alors!
 
2012-11-13 11:10:12 AM  

TIKIMAN87: fark France.

They elected a socialist asshole.

Hey lets tax job creators at 75 farking percent! GREAT IDEA!


they are taxing consumer demand at 75%? how? because that's the only thing that actually creates jobs.

oh wait, you're a dumbass. Carry on.
 
2012-11-13 11:30:07 AM  

SuperT: TIKIMAN87: fark France.

They elected a socialist asshole.

Hey lets tax job creators at 75 farking percent! GREAT IDEA!

they are taxing consumer demand at 75%? how? because that's the only thing that actually creates jobs.

oh wait, you're a dumbass. Carry on.


No Im a liberal
 
2012-11-13 11:32:29 AM  

TIKIMAN87: fark France.

They elected a socialist asshole.

Hey lets tax job creators at 75 farking percent! GREAT IDEA!


The US used to tax higher.
 
2012-11-13 07:29:49 PM  

TIKIMAN87: fark France.

They elected a socialist asshole.

Hey lets tax job creators at 75 farking percent! GREAT IDEA!


The greatest american economic expansion in history was the period after world war II.

Corporate tax rates were 50% and the top income tax rate was 91%

When those rates were lowered in '64 '69 '71 and again in '81 the expansion came to a halt.

The '86 cuts and tax loop holes put us where we are today.

patrick.net
 
2012-11-13 07:52:42 PM  

ltdanman44: TIKIMAN87: fark France.

They elected a socialist asshole.

Hey lets tax job creators at 75 farking percent! GREAT IDEA!

The greatest american economic expansion in history was the period after world war II.

Corporate tax rates were 50% and the top income tax rate was 91%

When those rates were lowered in '64 '69 '71 and again in '81 the expansion came to a halt.

The '86 cuts and tax loop holes put us where we are today.

[patrick.net image 640x496]


Energy was also 96% cheaper back then than it is today.

The government wasn't forcing companies to give employees insurance.

Back then before the liberals took over and ruined the American dream a company had room for expansion.

There were next to no government regulations.

Times have changed for the worse. But nice try.
 
2012-11-13 09:26:09 PM  

ltdanman44: TIKIMAN87: fark France.

They elected a socialist asshole.

Hey lets tax job creators at 75 farking percent! GREAT IDEA!

The greatest american economic expansion in history was the period after world war II.

Corporate tax rates were 50% and the top income tax rate was 91%

When those rates were lowered in '64 '69 '71 and again in '81 the expansion came to a halt.

The '86 cuts and tax loop holes put us where we are today.

[patrick.net image 640x496]


After World War II we were basically the sole remaining industrial superpower. Postwar it was fairly easy to re-convert a factory to make consumer goods or cars once again because, unlike the most of Europe, Russia, Japan, our factories weren't bombed-out husks. We expanded easily because nobody else could.

That 91% is the top marginal tax rate that only applied to $ earned over a certain amount. According to this Tax Policy Center document, in 1963 there were only 501 reported incomes in that highest bracket.
 
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