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Message 9 of 5796 (839368)
09-07-2018 9:41 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Faith
09-07-2018 1:32 AM

Re: Twitter Bans Alex Jones
I just saw this headline and don't have time to read through the story right now, but whatever you think of Jones, and he can be a bit of a madman, attempts to silence him are to my mind a harbinger of the kind of totalitarian oppression I see coming down the pike. He's not the only target either.
Um, no. Business owners have been allowed to ban individuals since this country was founded. Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences. The First Amendment ensures your free speech will not result in you being threatened by a particular government in power. It doesn't say anything about private individuals who may wish to dis-associate themselves from someone who they think is disruptive to their business.
A streaker running across a soccer field is not having their free speech infringed upon when security tackles them and takes them away.
FYI, Fox News banned a guest recently that claimed torture 'worked' in John McCain when he was in captivity:
Fox News Bans Military Guest Who Claimed Torture ‘Worked’ on John McCain
So is Fox News now also part of the 'totalitarian oppression'?

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Message 4873 of 5796 (871468)
02-03-2020 2:23 PM
Reply to: Message 4872 by Theodoric
02-03-2020 2:15 PM

Re: CBO Proejcts Trump Trillion Dollar Deficits to Continue Indefinitely
If income over 10 million is taxed at a substantially higher rate, corporations will be less likely to pay them this exorbitant amount because such a high percentage of it will go toward taxes.
The problem is that corporations and the wealthy have already figured out how to circumvent that issue by using stocks as the main incentives.
CEO incomes intrinsically are often not very large, relatively speaking. Some CEOs actually taken a token '1 dollar a year' salary. But that is a canard to hide the fact that they own millions in shares.
So if a CEO negotiates a contract whereby their salary is small and their stock compensation is high, they will circumvent any higher income tax rates since tax on dividends and stock sales is taxed differently.

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