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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:08 PM

Tweet of the night:


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:10 PM

1. K and fucking R

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:37 PM

2. Dan Price puts his money where his mouth is.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:02 PM

3. Hmmm. So it seems like "trickle UP" economics is working out fine for some.

**goes to front door to make sure pitch fork is sharp and torches are well soaked in kerosene**

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:36 PM

7. Trade in that *sharp* pitchfork....

..for an old rusty one. An OLD, RUSTY, manure-encrusted, tetanus- and corona-infected pitchfork. With a bent tine. We want to do this right.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:35 AM

13. Good point(s)

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:18 PM

4. I'm curious, did he actually pay $0 or was his taxes owed $0?

Taxes owed is different than paying $0, isn't it?

My question is, Did Bezos pay $0 dollars in Fed taxes or did he pay several million in taxes and then after filing with deductions, did not owe any EXTRA?

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:26 PM

5. I think the point is he paid nothing.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:40 AM

10. I agree that the rich need to pay more.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:54 PM

19. Oh. A relative sent me the tweet as a png. I did not read the story it is

based on.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:48 AM

20. And I do apologize my dear applegrove if I came across wrong. I was working at the time.

I agree most hardily with the premise of the rich paying more.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:27 PM

6. GQP: More tax cuts will fix that!

Obscene.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:48 PM

8. Because people on unemployment have no PR department, or lobbyists.

Clearly, they need to work on branding.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:50 PM

9. So I guess Orange Head is pissed

cause he even paid more tax !

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:25 AM

11. This TRULY is obscene. Truly!!!


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:30 AM

12. It's an old argument.

Don't pay taxes if you don't have to.

And there's two ways to do that.

1. Don't earn enough to need to.

2. Be rich enough to employ some smart tax lawyers who can find the bridge across the tax river.
(Why swim across the tax river if you can find a tax bridge?)

It's the tax laws at fault.

I mean, expecting these rich types to have a heart and do something they don't want to do, if they don't have to?
Goes against all that made them rich in the first place!

And close down those tax havens! Your headquarters is in Ireland, and all your business income goes there?
Nothing to do with tax breaks, right?

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:38 PM

18. You Missed #3

Hire a group of lobbyists and bribe the right people in Congress

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:27 AM

14. The morbidly rich and their corporations

are diseased, fat ticks on the backs of the world’s working people. A considerable portion of the blood they suck ends up in politician’s pockets. These parasitic obstracities will drain the life from societies for as long as their obscene wealth flows.

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Response to Magoo48 (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:47 AM

16. I've always said

The rich get richer on the backs of the poor!

Also

“Trickle down” is MEGA BULLSHIT
Don’t piss on me ASSHOLE

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:30 AM

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:54 AM

17. Th8s is why Warren's 2 percent tax on assets is so sensible

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:43 PM

21. My problem w/this is that fools target Bezos like it's his fault.

He’s abiding by the law.

I’ve run into many who call him or other rich people out not understanding it’s really the fault of the legislators they elect.

The problem is tax laws.

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