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Old 02-16-2011, 05:41 PM
Location: Ayrsley
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Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
Those of us at the bottom of the food chain pay ALL the taxes. The entire tax burden is ultimately paid by the people who are not in a position to pass it along to somebody else.
Yes - rich people pay no taxes.

Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
If your electrical energy is produced by burning coal from Wyoming, and Wyoming charges a severance tax on that coal, do you think the CEO of the electric company digs into his pocket to pony up the tax, without adding it into your electrical rates to recover it?
Why should the CEO pay it? His job is to ensure that his (or her) company makes money, not loses it. That's kind of how a business works - by making a profit, not a loss.
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