On Sun, 3 Aug 2003 08:44:39 -0700, "Desert Traveler"
That wasn't the point of my original post. The point is that what
Halliburton and other companies is doing is not right. They are moving
off shore just to avoid paying US taxes. That means that you and I
get to pay more taxes. Nice system, eh ?
I think you listened to one too many Tony Robbins tapes.
We're not talking about my life, Mr. Pompous. We're talking about US
Corporations moving off shore to avoid paying taxes. You made the
suggestion that this is economically feasible for small business or
individuals. This tax dodge is not available to individuals and it is
not economically feasible for small businesses.
Why don't you look into the tax code before you start foolishly
suggesting that individuals can take advantage of it. Why don't you
have a look at the costs before you suggest that small businesses
can make use of it.
Some clueless dipshit wrote just before I plonked him:
And your point is? Other than kicking and screaming like a kid that didn't
get its way, what's not right? Is it against the law? Or is it just "not
right" because you didn't do it, or didn't get in on the deal. Get over it.
If you had half a brain and stopped kicking and screaming long enough, you
could avail yourself of tax shelters, trusts, sheltered retirement plans,
Roth IRAs, and multiple things that would be tremendously advantageous to
you. Just because you are too stupid of lazy to find out about them doesn't
mean that "It's not right!" when someone else does it. Get your head out of
your ass and go do it yourself and quit whining.
It's just not right. It's just not right. (and on and on ad infinitum)
What is that going to get you? Were you born stupid, or did you just
practice a lot?
Not only does Desert Traveler like to ignore them, he likes to exploit
them and completely disregard their moral turpitude. He's got his,
why should he give a shit about anyone else or about making this
entire country a better place for everyone, not just himself?
Yea. That's the answer.
Of course now if the rest of the world were to decide not to buy
anything from the US and we decided not to buy anything from anyone else.
Where would we be? For one, a lot of us would be cold and working not
Cool. Grerat ladders, and now they'll be less expensive (or not
increase in price). Way to go Werner!
The union doesn't own the company. The stockholders do. They're
pretty happy about increased profits. Guess all the steelworkers will
have to retrain in those 90-day information technology programs...
Here's the deal. I don't base my buying decisions on the
recommendations of some union boss. Your post deosn't change that.
No, we can blame ourselves. We demand low prices. In turn, Wal*Mart, Home
Depot, etc, force the manufacturers to make products as cheap as then can.
As we turn the screws on the stores for lower prices, then just keep going
back until it bites us in the ass. Bush (or any other politician of any
party) did not make the decision to move out of the US
Labor jobs have been leaving this country for a long time. Now many
white collar jobs are also being exported. The end result will be
that the world will truly be a free trade zone as the job shortage
here reduces wages to average out to wages and benefits in the rest of
This is rather like water finding the lowest level. The water in the
US is high but after a while unless you own one of the super coperates
the US will have a wage COMPETIVE with India etc.
Just keep blowing smoke up your ass and smile as your and your
childrens jobs relocate. But I am not likely to live another 20 years
and I have no children so my interest is academic.
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