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Published: Thursday, March 28 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I wish you well. I don't want any one to hurt. Sacrifice, to do with out is what every one is doing. We are not doing any thing that isn't for the necessity of life. food, utility's shelter [rent] and companionship cost's are all keep increasing. I don't know what the next thing I'm going to do with out. But there is going to be something. Every one is in the same boat except the elected, who is in their dream world and can't wake up from the comma there in. Some one is going to pull the plug some day.

one old man
Ogden, UT

No, George, not EVERYONE is sacrificing. Not the CEOs who cut employee pay while giving themselves huge bonuses. (Think Hostess and United Airlines)

Not Mitt and his friends who have their dollars stashed offshore to avoid taxation.

But the lazy, indolent, slothful and uneducated members of the awful 47% -- well that's another story according to some folks.


A Washington Post analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ, a research firm, found that in the late 1960s and early 1970s, companies listed on the current Dow 30 routinely cited U.S. federal tax expenses that were 25 to 50 percent of their worldwide profits. Now, most are reporting less than half that share. The top U.S. corporate tax rate — that 35 percent that companies complain about — is actually down from 48 percent in 1971.

A major factor is that profits earned abroad, which in theory are subject to the same U.S. tax rate, often aren’t taxed much by the federal government, and companies are earning more overseas than ever. Of the 25 companies in the Dow 30 that break down their pretax income between domestic and foreign sources, 14 earned more money overseas than they did in the United States in the most recent annual filings available.
(Washington Post 2013)

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

Thank you, Betty. Point well taken.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Get off your couch and get to work, like the rest of us. Why should I cover your costs? You're on your own, my friend." (Republican response to Betty from Newton)

Springville, UT

You should ask your neighbors to pay your medical bills like the tea party says, or better yet get that tea party doctor from the Utah legislature to donate free medical care like he said he would. See how anxious he is to do that...

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