Response to bupkus (Reply #2)
Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:10 PM
canuckledragger (466 posts)
7. to put it plainly..
He can't defend it.
He's terrified to release those returns with my suspicion being he'd spark french revolution style backlash.
He may or may not of pioneered some of the income tax evading tricks (& maybe quite a few illegal ones, plus possible partnerships with businesses & such on the 'do not deal with on penalty of treason' list)
He may not have started some of those tricks but sure as hell took them to extremes & probably taught his buddies how to do the same, with NO consideration (or care) as to what the ripple effect would be for anyone else not not born with a platinum spoon in his mouth like he was. Social contract be damned...he never signed anything for that!
I remember a few posts here & elsewhere claiming that there are 10's of trillions of dollars hiding in offshore, tax free havens for the ultra-rich that can afford the army of accountants & lawyers to hide it for them.
I want to see leeches like him & all the dirty little financial tricks that vampires like him use to get out of paying their fair share.
As Obama SHOULD have said, "you didn't build that" BY YOURSELF.
I think of all the tax breaks, subsidies, public resources, etc. & most importantly the work done by EMPLOYEES that goes into building a company, regardless of industry.
With offshore accounts not subject to U.S. law, (or any other's laws for that matter) that means that ANYONE, in any country is able to pull the same shit he does & shift the burden onto the REAL tax-paying public's of said countries, while the vampires make off with all the loot & the ones that got them those riches left to...well...die. (not so extreme a statement considering all the efforts by the ultra-rich to limit health care, worker safety, living wages, etc.)
I really hope Harry Reid has access to those tax returns & eventually finds a way to release them. It's about time for change. REAL change. change that benefits not just the U.S., but other countries as well.
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