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She’s 9 years old.
Look again. The car on Saturday displayed only the right front wheel.
And look at the right front today.
Age and doing many things are no guarantees of wisdom.
She has the signs of being a “bunny boiler”?
Can be? Sure.
Afford to be? Nope.
…which sets up a new conundrum….
I was thinking it looks more like a French flag.
“Sixty profitable corporations paid no federal taxes in 2018, twice the number that typically paid nothing in the years before the 2017 tax breaks took effect."
This is the GOP tax scams of 2017 and of prior years effects.
The remainder of your screed is beside the point.
Amazon — and 56 other corporations — took your tax dollars
“Sixty profitable corporations paid no federal taxes in 2018, twice the number that typically paid nothing in the years before the 2017 tax breaks took effect.
In fact, it’s worse than that. Fifty-seven of these corporations demanded rebates from the government – which means taxpayers like you and me paid them to exist.
These are corporations on the dole. They claim to hate socialism if it means Medicare for All, but they sure as hell love socialism when it’s welfare for them.
The deficits grow like this: Amazon, the online marketplace, made nearly $11 billion last year and instead of paying the current, low 21 percent corporate tax rate on that income, it demanded that taxpayers give it $129 million.
Which they did.
It wasn’t a rebate since Amazon paid no taxes. It was a big fat, gift withdrawn involuntarily from workers’ pockets, wrapped in a fuzzy, flocked Amazon smiley bag, and deposited directly into corporate coffers.
This is perverse wealth transfer, from the poor and middle class to the rich and corporations.
And taxpayers didn’t even get Amazon Prime in exchange.
Of the 60 profitable corporations that paid no taxes, 57 got payments like this from workers.
Amazon’s wasn’t even the largest. Ten companies took more, including Duke Energy, which set an infamous record for itself by grubbing the most – $647 million.
On about $76 billion in pretax income, the 57 forced taxpayers to give them $4.3 billion."