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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 12:34 PM
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56. Very good news - about time this was done.
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  -Obama Seeks Tax Changes for U.S. Firms Overseas Hissyspit  May-04-09 06:04 AM   #0 
  - Go Obama!  Jeep789   May-04-09 06:07 AM   #1 
  - Yes, yes, go Obama!  Owl   May-04-09 06:28 AM   #2 
  - Obama just shattered my dream  groundloop   May-04-09 06:32 AM   #3 
  - LOL  Vidar   May-04-09 10:19 AM   #30 
  - I dreamed about having wild sex with Miss California too.  Deja Q   May-05-09 11:20 AM   #85 
  - We'll See If This Administration Follows Through  Demeter   May-04-09 06:33 AM   #4 
  - If it fails, it will be because of Congress & the Senate.  Kittycat   May-04-09 08:45 AM   #17 
     - depends on how hard he fights for it  Skittles   May-04-09 07:33 PM   #73 
  - Excellent news!  Cass   May-04-09 07:05 AM   #5 
  - I'm all for it, though pessimistic given corporate ownership of Congress  Auggie   May-04-09 07:07 AM   #6 
  - Rope a dope...& the Pewbicans are taking a major sucker punch  Boxerfan   May-04-09 07:10 AM   #7 
  - Actually the main talking point will be...  louis-t   May-04-09 12:47 PM   #57 
  - Its already started  Mari333   May-04-09 08:11 PM   #75 
  - He is a master political Chess player  goclark   May-04-09 12:49 PM   #58 
  - ...and the US Chamber of Commerce. The bully-bouncer for big business profit  Triana   May-04-09 07:23 AM   #8 
  - a particularly insidious organization.  mopinko   May-04-09 08:39 AM   #15 
  - like poison ivy. n/t  Triana   May-04-09 09:36 AM   #25 
  - There needs to be a progressive version of the chamber of commerce.  w4rma   May-04-09 10:52 AM   #37 
     - A sort of "Small Business Union", you mean?  Ghost Dog   May-04-09 12:17 PM   #47 
        - Yes. Exactly. A Small Business Union. Small businesses can use their own union. (nt)  w4rma   May-04-09 02:07 PM   #66 
           - that would be a great idea.  mopinko   May-04-09 03:36 PM   #70 
  - The ads they ran against Al Franken were so incredibly despicable. It was stunning.  myrna minx   May-04-09 11:24 AM   #42 
  - This is good, BUT,,,  WriteDown   May-04-09 07:30 AM   #9 
  - not going to happen ...  InfiniteThoughts   May-04-09 07:46 AM   #12 
  - Because they ship profits overseas.  Qutzupalotl   May-04-09 01:01 PM   #61 
  - Because they're foreign and we're American.  Jim Sagle   May-04-09 01:56 PM   #65 
  - Why would you want to hurt Toyota?  imdjh   May-04-09 10:06 AM   #29 
  - Not paying union wages allows them to do that....  WriteDown   May-04-09 11:56 AM   #45 
     - Around here it's one of the better paying jobs.  imdjh   May-04-09 12:20 PM   #49 
     - Adopt the German model: Workers' reps on the board,  Ghost Dog   May-04-09 12:24 PM   #53 
     - Unions fill the need of representing exploited workers  muryan   May-04-09 12:52 PM   #59 
     - How about no?  DatManFromNawlins   May-04-09 09:23 PM   #78 
  - If they're creating jobs here  mzmolly   May-04-09 03:05 PM   #68 
  - I would be interested to know how other countries handle this same situation  harmonicon   May-04-09 07:32 AM   #10 
  - How about just taxing them?  Baby Snooks   May-04-09 07:40 AM   #11 
  - This was my first thought also.  Catshrink   May-04-09 09:22 AM   #22 
  - What about "Delaware Corporations", anyone?  Ghost Dog   May-04-09 12:27 PM   #54 
  - WTO treaty obligations  Xithras   May-04-09 10:39 AM   #33 
  - (Rubbing hands together, waiting for Pfizer stock to plummett....)  jazzjunkysue   May-04-09 08:28 AM   #13 
  - BOUT TIME...GOBAMA.... level the GOP and the Playing Field at the same time  happygoluckytoyou   May-04-09 08:31 AM   #14 
  - What would stop  Sgent   May-04-09 08:40 AM   #16 
  - You mean like Haliburton setting up an "office" in the grand caymans and  Javaman   May-04-09 09:37 AM   #26 
  - Yep, its a free country..  twitomy   May-04-09 11:36 AM   #43 
  - The CEO is free to up and move altogether  SOS   May-04-09 12:17 PM   #48 
  - We used to have something like this in the form of tariffs...You could  whathehell   May-04-09 12:57 PM   #60 
  - Not a thing.  Xithras   May-04-09 12:09 PM   #46 
     - Oh yes? And did that happen in Halliburton's case? n/t  Ghost Dog   May-04-09 12:33 PM   #55 
        - Yes, it did, but the impact on companies like Halliburton is much less.  Xithras   May-04-09 01:05 PM   #62 
           - Then such tax such be applied to intangible things like 'goodwill', 'trade name',  Ghost Dog   May-04-09 01:31 PM   #63 
              - A tax on job cuts wouldn't fly...  Xithras   May-04-09 03:18 PM   #69 
                 - I don't see how taxing taxing domestic job cuts suppresses trade:  Ghost Dog   May-05-09 08:05 AM   #81 
  - saying they would make U.S. businesses less competitive  AlbertCat   May-04-09 08:46 AM   #18 
  - I covered some of it in post #23. nt  joeglow3   May-04-09 09:36 AM   #24 
  - Yipee..It's about time. Go Obama..  lib2DaBone   May-04-09 08:50 AM   #19 
  - Nice! K&R  Zenlitened   May-04-09 09:01 AM   #20 
  - Obama may not have been perfect but this one scores a 10 in my book  LynneSin   May-04-09 09:22 AM   #21 
  - This will most likely be revenue neutral  joeglow3   May-04-09 09:35 AM   #23 
  - thanks JoeGlow3  Triana   May-04-09 09:39 AM   #27 
  - Don't understand  droidamus2   May-04-09 10:04 AM   #28 
  - Think of it like a separate legal entity  joeglow3   May-04-09 10:24 AM   #32 
     - I think I understand what you are saying but, these companies can't be  madmom   May-04-09 10:42 AM   #34 
     - Okay  droidamus2   May-04-09 11:55 AM   #44 
  - great summary ...  InfiniteThoughts   May-04-09 10:43 AM   #35 
  - I work for a global manufacturing company and the products we manufacture  Thickasabrick   May-04-09 09:21 PM   #77 
  - A hopeful start.  Vidar   May-04-09 10:21 AM   #31 
  - About damn time. It's a start. n/t  OhioChick   May-04-09 10:48 AM   #36 
  - Totally amazing !!!  jeff30997   May-04-09 10:54 AM   #38 
  - Good. We'll see if this pans out.  ChromeFoundry   May-04-09 10:54 AM   #39 
  - This is a no -brainer  lsewpershad   May-04-09 10:58 AM   #40 
  - Kerry made this a key part of his platform in 04. So glad Obama is moving on this.  blm   May-04-09 11:20 AM   #41 
  - Obama announces plan to close tax loopholes  kpete   May-04-09 12:23 PM   #50 
  - Theoretically, the Republicans should be totally on board with this...  phantom power   May-04-09 12:23 PM   #51 
  - This is how you implement the James Carville phisolosopy.  TheCoxwain   May-04-09 12:23 PM   #52 
  - Very good news - about time this was done.  dbackjon   May-04-09 12:34 PM   #56 
  - Big K&R  mvd   May-04-09 01:34 PM   #64 
  - THANK YOU OBAMA  Mari333   May-04-09 02:09 PM   #67 
  - Great news.  Quantess   May-04-09 05:19 PM   #71 
  - FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT FOR THIS OBAMA  Skittles   May-04-09 07:32 PM   #72 
  - K&R!  pleah   May-04-09 07:49 PM   #74 
  - This will never happen but what great Campaign Ad fodder for 2010....  Thickasabrick   May-04-09 09:09 PM   #76 
  - If this ends the practice of "assets stripping", it will be a major change in global biz  leveymg   May-05-09 05:27 AM   #79 
  - "He shoots... HE SCORES!!!!"  stlsaxman   May-05-09 06:30 AM   #80 
  - Coca-Cola, Oracle, Intel Use Cayman Islands to Avoid U.S. Taxes  Joanne98   May-05-09 09:53 AM   #82 
     - Thanks for this. nt  Captain Hilts   May-05-09 09:53 AM   #83 
     - I was watching some program on television last night  OhioChick   May-05-09 11:03 AM   #84 
 

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