Tuesday, August 12, 2008

No New Taxes

I heard this snippet on my way to work this morning. That is, corporations, unlike the rest of us, pay no taxes. See Representation Without Taxation: Study Says Most Corporations Avoid US Income Tax. I have to admit that I am not at all surprised at the fact that corporations pay little or no tax, since they hire a cadre of accountants and lawyers to advice them how to avoid any taxes.

Then, of course, that little gem was followed up by this news:

Military contracts in the Iraq theater have cost taxpayers at least $85 billion, and when it comes to providing security, they might not be any cheaper than using military personnel, according to a report released Tuesday.
Iraq Contracts Have Cost Taxpayers At Least $85 Billion Since Invasion.

So, if you're Blackwater, Halliburton or KBR, I certainly understand why you would want to vote Republican. Ditto if you are any other corporation.

Oh, but funny that. Corporations don't vote. So other than the major owners of corporations (somewhere around a few thousand people altogether), who else would ever vote Republican?


quakerdave said...

Their lobbyists. And their lawyers.

JudiPhilly said...

Definitely the lobbyists. And most of them are already employed by or assisting McCain's campaign.

But the lawyers? Now you're hitting home! But I'll give you the big firm, big corporation lawyers.