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  •  That's always been fine with me. (5+ / 0-)

    All corporate profit ultimately ends up with individuals.  If we taxed individuals properly there would be no reason to tax corporations at all.  And if taxes on individuals got so high that the proprietor class preferred to leave their potential profits in the corporation as additional investment, that would be fine too.  

    Broun, of course, wants to tax neither corporations nor the wealthy.  But he's giving us a fine opportunity to remind ourselves of what taxation is for.

    APSCU is the trade group of diploma mills that rip off students and the government.

    by Rich in PA on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 11:45:41 AM PST

    •  since corporations are people, doesn't that (3+ / 0-)

      mean that they can join the army, go to war, vote, get married to other (opposite sex) corporations,

      and pay friggin' taxes????

      Whether the costs get passed along or not, setting the example of massive profits and no taxes is just bad public policy, IMHO.

      Pretty soon, they'll start thinking they're religions or something.

      Fear is the mind-killer - Frank Herbert, Dune

      by p gorden lippy on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 11:57:35 AM PST

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    •  Suits me fine (0+ / 0-)

      You can make the tax system progressive without taxing corporations.  Let the progressive taxation take place when the flesh and blood rich people get richer.  Because, Republican neo-Confederate ideology aside, corporations are not flesh and blood persons; corporate personhood is a convenient legal abstraction that doesn't convey human rights.  And it will be fun to watch all those Republican corporate tax attorneys lose their jobs.  So bring it on, Rep. Broun, I see some left-right compromise potential, here.  Well, maybe not, since Broun doesn't give a hoot about business; his goal is to eliminate democratic government and replace it with feudalism.

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