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inquiringmind said...

Ole timbo is lost in the north woods, to be kind.

Let's see, teachers are responsible to take our most precious assets and train them to be knowledgeable, productive citizens. We give our children to them and especially the Reds, complain if they do not learn social responsibility and become good citizens. We complain if teacher gives poor Billy a hard time or bad grade for screwing off.

As good capitalists, we ought to pay the people that train our children at least the value we place on our children (most of us would say our children are priceless, or invaluable); but by timbo's logic we ought to go find the least capable folks we can and hire them for the lowest possible salary they will accept to do the job.

Go figure the love of money and hairdressers.

August 29, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

fairmon,

I did not include provincial and local taxes that also vary quite a bit. I also could have added the two countries you mention but it does not prove anything other than my point, corporate greed, WAIT! The Supreme Court sez corporations are persons so, personal greed demands one seek the least taxed location possible at the expense of the good of the society. Ireland with its so robust economy helps with that.

We should, if we do not, have a minimum tax law for corporate persons like we do for persons.

August 29, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

you were quoted quite accurately, subject- verb - object with modifying adjectival phrase, the qualifiers don't change the meaning of the English sentence: Connie sez,

"I (subject) applaud(verb) anyone(object) who(subject)...escapes(verb) ...taxes(object) imposed ...by...Congress....(adjectival modifying phrase)"; that is,

You "applaud people and corporations who evade taxes imposed by Congress."

August 29, 2014 at 9:16 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

The board could have restricted all development to Moccasin Bend to encourage a solution.

Cities were isolating storm water and sanitary sewers to prevent these problems as long ago as 1978. It is embarrassing that we let developers avoid having everyone pay the true cost of a clean city. But they have the good old boys in their pockets.

You can drive along US27 and almost vomit from the smell, you can drive over the Veteran's Bridge and smell the stink. You can walk downtown and smell the stink coming out of storm grates. You can go down to Coolidge Park and smell the stink. You can read the TFP and smell the stink coming out of The Chattanooga Stormwater Regulations Board meeting.

It is time to take this seriously.

August 29, 2014 at 8:28 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

et vous?

August 29, 2014 at 8:21 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

unfairmon quotes bad information intended to deceive with a whopper: " The U.S. corporate income tax rate, 35 percent, is the highest in the developed world." (It is in print, it must be true! But what about global warming, isn't that in print also???)

The tax rate for industry in the USA varies between 15%-39%, not taking into account various schemes to reduce total reported income and hence total tax which reduces the percent tax paid on profits. Conveniently, neither fairmon or Bloomberg report the number of US corporations that paid little or no tax. That would require too much work, and not serve the political purpose.

Argue about reorganizing and simplifying the whole tax code but stop the lying. A company that moves from the US to avoid paying taxes is putting greed ahead of patriotism, or to put it more directly, over John and Jane Q Public's best interest. But the leaders of these same companies are the ones getting socked with prison for tax evasion and also complain about having to pay taxes to help the poor. You tend to forget the massive investment of taxes in research that fuels the industrial engine these days. And paves the roads, but you get the point.

Of course they could move to Russia where the tax is only 20%...and leave a lot of the US workers unemployed (oops!).

For comparison here are the federal tax rates for industry in a few countries of the "developed world" (the whole list varies more or less between 10-35%):

The tax rate for industry in the USA varies between 15%-39%,

Angola: 35% Argentina 35% Bangladesh 0-45% Belgium 33.99% Brazil 34% Burundi 35% Canada 11-31% Denmark 25% France 33.33% Germany 29.8% (average) India 30% Ireland 25% Italy 27.5% Japan 38.01% Luxembourg 28% Mexico 30% South African 28% Switzerland 25% United Kingdom 24% decrease to 20% in 2015 Uruguay 30% Venezuela 34%

Now, I love how all you Reds who are so patriotic and loyal supporters of your country, willing to pay any price or its defense including laying down your own life, can hypocritically let ole connie speak for you, " I applaud anyone who escapes taxes imposed by Congress." Yessiree, patriots you are. Now you can move to Ontario where you can go to the local Canadian version of "Mr. Zip" and enjoy the public universal health care, and leave us alone.

August 29, 2014 at 8:14 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

Z sez, "LBJ escalated the Vietnam War just to show he was macho." I don't know that i agree with your conclusion. LBJ did say something on the order of "We have to hunker down and see it through" (more or less). LBJ was victimized by the old cold war mentality that saw every little political state as a domino in a big board game for global hegemony. He is redeemed only by his commitment to Civil Rights and the War on Poverty, regardless of the fact his well-placed Christian desire to help ended up hurting... But at least his motivation, compared to Tricky Dick, Kong Ronnie and Bush the Younger, was well intended. That also is in fact the issue with the current cartoon, the proponents of control of global warming are well intended, based on good science but the implementation will likely fall short of success.

August 28, 2014 at 10:36 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

Let me cite six examples of totally anti-Christian behavior (singularly and in toto) written by old connie that rise to the level of apostasy (renunciation of Christian belief) :

  1. "Mr. Anthony Provancher is a constant liar who often slanders me."

  2. "Mr. Anthony Provancher seems to love making a fool of himself."

" Continuing with exposing Mr. Anthony Provancher who denies the deity of Jesus Christ."

"Mr. Anthony Provancher was probably taught that the Son of God was procreated like man from the Mormon cult he was associated with."

"This is great irony in that Mr. Anthony Provancher cites the Scripture that proves him as a liar, blasphemer and an anti Christ!."

"Brazen anti Christ Mr. Anthony Provancher writes..."

Now to cite a verse of Gospel, not Paul, (that carries its own controversy in biblical scholarship): John 8:7 "When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

connie old girl, your behavior is the opposite of Christ's directive therefore you are rejecting the teaching of Christ, by definition that is apostasy. But that is between you and God who forgives all penitent sinners.

August 28, 2014 at 9:54 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

ole connie has 33 posts since 8:30AM or so yesterday, most of them hyper-capitalized, bold-faced invectives aimed towards another person, assaulting their character, calling them heretics, or worse, judging other people, etc. then she has the gall to quote Philippians: "My God supplies all my need,(Philippians 4:19}" fulling ignoring or intentionally overlooking Philippians 2:1-11 wherein Paul demands the absolute maximum humility towards all other persons, as the epitome of Christ-like behavior. Read those 33 or so posts and decide for yourself that she represents either Christ or is the epitome of apostasy. Outrageous infamy!

August 28, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

trying to quiet you down

August 28, 2014 at 4:25 p.m.
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