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Published: Sunday, July 22 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

Again with the 'coddle job creators and jobs will flow?' Really, again?
We've heard this for years. Corporate profits have never been higher. And you want more tax breaks? Are you kidding me?
How about this? Any company that wants lower corporate taxes can earn them by hiring people. Not temps, not low wage hourly jobs--good jobs with benefits. And any company that lays people off? Fuhgeddaboutit. You want lower taxes, earn 'em.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To Eric Samuelsen 10:56 a.m. July 22, 2012

Again with the 'coddle job creators and jobs will flow?' Really, again?
We've heard this for years. Corporate profits have never been higher. And you want more tax breaks? Are you kidding me?
How about this? Any company that wants lower corporate taxes can earn them by hiring people. Not temps, not low wage hourly jobs--good jobs with benefits. And any company that lays people off? Fuhgeddaboutit. You want lower taxes, earn 'em.

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I absolutely agree. And I would go one step further -- if a company stops outsourcing and brings jobs back to the United States, reward them with lower taxes. If they outsource, raise their taxes. If they want to do business in the United States (just about the biggest market in the world), make them earn the right to do so.

One more thing -- if a person or company lives, or is licensed to do business, in the United States and has money in off-shore accounts, make sure that money is fully taxed NOW, instead of letting them wait to be taxed until they bring the money to the States.

JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

To Eric and Furry: Yes, let's follow your advice and treat businesses and wealthy people like they are the enemy and use the power of government through taxation and regulation to punish them when they don't do everything you want. Let's treat them like they "owe us" big time and create a hostile environment where they find it harder and harder to turn a profit.

Then let's sit back and complain because they don't take big business risks by expanding in that environment. Let's call them evil when they decide to shift their resources to other states or countries where they can grow much easier. Let's just pretend that they are not free to conduct business elsewhere.

Let's kill the golden goose trying to get all those golden eggs out and wonder why we suddenly have nothing to show for it.

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