So instead of helping me see your way, you'll just call me an idiot. At least WRL is trying to help me get my terms straight...
I'm sorry that you disagree, and I'm sure many of the principles you've quoted apply in the big bisiness world, of which I'm not part of... but I still think that for many small businesses, your net profit and your gross profit get re-invested into your business, or go to something else.
I don't think that every business' end of the month statement is zero because they've already paid everyone, their taxes, bonuses, overhead costs, etc. But, educate me on what the evil corporations and evil businesses are doing with this net profit...?
You'll catch more honey with flies than bees regards....
Wrong answer, you can also do it 100% where your competition is also paying and passing on those taxes as well, if all the competition is domestic.
So the only ones who can't pass it on is where there is significant competition from a foriegn supplier. Taxing Domestic companies puts them at a competitive disadvantage to Foriegn companies unless an import tax/levy is imposed to offset. Highly unlikely since it would violate most if not all of our current trade agreements.
Corporations don't pay taxes, their customers do. Its not that difficult to figure out.
Apparently you flunked, or only took the Wikipedia version.
A business figures ALL its expenses before setting the price of its product. Taxes whether they be on wages, capital equipment, or profits are figured in the price of goods. If they are paying 10% on net today and know they will pay 20% on net tomorrow, the price will be adjusted accordingly. Depending on the elasticity of the Demand for their product they will make up some or all of the difference.
Try a real economics book not an internet hack site. I can borrow you some of mine if you like.
So how many politicians have kept their campaign promises?
BP, it's not that I have anything against you... I just can't compete with someone so academicly superior in every way.
I left tha spellering erors reguards
Some of us that have actually owned and run a business don't begrudge these big companies one dime of profit they have made.
They also have the risk associated with dry holes, &/or a hostile environment to get that product.
& once they get the product to market there is the grease my palm risk associated with our political system.
Has everyone forgot that government has extracted more in taxes from the oil companies than the oil companies have made in profit over the years.
For the people complaining, there is always the alternative, don't buy their product, don't contribute to the oil company's profit. Ride your bike, your donkey or do shank's mare - No one is forcing anyone to buy. I personally like the convenience of going to a service station, knowing that in most instances the product received will be uniform to some standard & will allow me the convenience of going where I desire to go in some comfort.
Free Market regards!! :)
Yes, heaven forbid a leader make a pragmatic decision to change his mind based on a change in circumstances. I think Obama should just stay the course based on what he said during his campaign or what his gut tells him rather than take a thoughtful and pragmatic approach to leading this country based on reality. The record is clear that leading by ideology and your gut despite a change in circumstances is a far superior approach.