The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Bush Tax cuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bush Tax cuts. Show all posts

Monday, August 11, 2014

A TPI Twitter Tree!

Dusky Wonders
Yes, it is time for another Twitter Tree. We have collected the following Tweets over the past few days.  Our hope was to add more levels to the tree, but the Rand Paul branch popped-up on Twitter within the hour.

It is time to harvest the fruit of the tree. Remember, my verbiage related to the Twitter Tree is of no significance. I am not here and do not publish to either showcase my skills or lack there of in develop screeds and treatise. If you want the get charmed by writing eloquence, visit here after you favorite and most literary site. My focus and inertia relates to information. One's skills while keyboarding take a far backseat to informing people who will cast votes this fall and in 2016.

Before the tree, allow me to thank those who seem to want more thought induced  writing.  Thank you!

The GOP wants voting demographics similar to its ethnic and racial make-up.   They do not want free and open voting for all.
The man has credibility and veracity problems that ooze like mustard from the hamburger he dropped as he ran from those DREAMers.
Do white people even know that the number of whites who receive food aid far surpasses other ethnic groups?  Do the recipients know the GOP cares little to nothing about helping with their life sustaining aid.
I am still not seeing where the ACA kills jobs.
And, these people vote GOP with every election.
Equal pay anyone?  The GOP doesn't give  a damned about your $.77 pay to my $1.00 for the same job and same work.
The GOP has one economic strategy: "Cut Taxes and provide tax breaks to corporate America."


Friday, August 8, 2014

Connect The Dots USA: Corporate Tax Dogers

On August 7th 2014, I published a piece related to President Obama's position on corporate entities that deploy strategy involving moving their corporate offices (with all key employees and administration) to overseas locations. "Corporate Inversion," as  a typical example of American capitalism is factually despicable and existentially unfair. As Obama stated in "they are gaming the system." Not only is the practice deeply unfair, the strategy also reduces US jobs. Do you think corporate headquarters in foreign locations will lead to job offers for the thousands who work in various management and administrative roles?  No, those jobs will go to English speaking foreign workers from local labor markets.

Yet, Mitt Romney thinks, "corporations are people my friend." 

A paradigm not unfamiliar for an elitist who has earned a quarter billion via venture capital "corporate takeover" and resell of operations. Resell of operations inherently means consolidation of operations and mass reduction in acquired company employees. As we all know, "To the victors go the spoils." Romney's "corporations are people" is as insanely insensitive as his Boca Raton "47%" solicitation from very wealthy dinner guests.

Most large US corporations compensate their CEO's at obscene and opulent levels, while compensating employees in a highly disproportionate level. A quick look at three top US corporations with operations in a middle-sized central US city (Cincinnati), provides a clear picture of how "they" earn and how "we" earn. The disparity is stark and yes obscene.

Ah, but the CEO is so integral to the success of the corporation!  Alas, a reality that perpetuates decisions to flee the Nation for tax futile oversea locations.  If you are not aware corporate taxes (paid to governments) is a key area of corporate strategy and planning you should do a bit of reading. The CEO has at this (Most are men) disposal corporate tax lawyers who run rings around federal tax lawyers and they have the advantage of political indifference. Factually, the CEO has a political party (the GOP including Libertarians) who has a mission of tax reduction as the key strategy for developing a healthy economy. The mission is flawed based on both empirical study and via experience (See Trickle-down/Supply Side Reaganomics). Perpetual cutting taxes as key to federal austerity measures has proven to be an oasis-like failure. It is frankly, analogous to seeking a "compassionate" conservative in a world where none ever existed. 

Yet, the CEO continues to charge his strategic planners with strategy to increase corporate profitability. Connect The Dots has published a couple of graphics that delineate the fallacy and ridiculousness of corporate tax dodging.

Read more after the break below


Saturday, July 14, 2012

GOP.... small business guardians? Au contraire!

Typical GOP Image...Non-diverse

On Friday 13, 2012, CNN published a short listing of  information about the small business experience  in the United States.  The list is a great information and archive piece.  We are going to extract a few items from the list for point of reference as we consider the common and tired GOP mantra of  'job creators'. 

By Amy Roberts, CNN Library
updated 1:42 PM EDT, Fri July 13, 2012

Only 45% of new businesses established in 2004 were still around in 2009.


Small Business 

Three small business tax cut bills were rejected by Congress this week

$7 million is the largest amount of annual receipts a business can have and still be "small"

$87 billion is the potential amount added to the GDP by small business

(CNN) -- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a Democrat-backed bill that would have extended tax cuts to small businesses.

Both sides indicated the vote was political one -- Democrats said Republicans blocked the bill to cost President Barack Obama political points. Republicans said that the legislation was a campaign stunt and wasn't enough to have any impact on jump-starting the economy.

CNN Report highlights

* 3 - Small business tax cut bills that were rejected in the U.S. Congress this week.
499 - Highest number of employees a business can have to be considered a "small business." 
* 5,749,797 - Firms in the U.S. with fewer than 500 employees, as of 2009.
* 56,281,503 - Employees of small firms with fewer than 500 workers, in 2009.
79 - Percent of American businesses that are non-employee businesses, with no employees other than the proprietor.
* 2.4 million - Businesses owned by veterans, making up 9% of all businesses, as of 2007.
* 20 - Percent of income eligible for tax deduction by small businesses under the Small Business Tax Cut Act, proposed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
* $73 billion - Amount of the projected total increase in personal incomes if the Democrats' Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act had passed in the Senate.
* With the provisions of health care reform ...990,592 - Estimated number of jobs that would have been created.
* 10% - Tax credit on new payroll, a hiring incentive for business owners under the Senate Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act.
2 - Percent of Americans with incomes higher than $250,000 annually, those who would be affected by the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts, according to President Obama.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Wonder why President Obama supports forcing the rich to pay more in taxes?

A day in infamy..Bush signed the Bush Tax cuts and republicans ogle like birds of prey over the US economy.  Is that Trent Lott?  When republicans have their way, the nation suffers!

Relax!! no serious reading.  A journey through the perceptions of the Bush Tax cuts and a visual journey at that.

“I wish they weren't called the Bush tax cuts,” the former president said at the Bush Institute Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth in New York City on Tuesday. “If they were called some other body’s tax cuts, they’re probably less likely to be raised. But if you raise taxes, you’re taking money out of the pockets of consumers.” George W. Bush 2012 at a paid ticket event.
To start You Tube....

"...called somebody elses tax cuts"!!!!  And, he continued on as if he has a iota of leadership, economic and communication credibility.  


And little something you will never ever see, hear nor sense on Fox News.... a little long, but you have to watch the brilliant analysis form credible research.

President Obama is right....
Before you leave this piece take another look at the header image.  What else do you notice about the image?