AT&T Plans To Fire 7000 People Despite Tax Breaks, Net Neutrality Repeal

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    I have issues with your characterization of taxes as "confiscatory". Who paid to educate the company employees? Who keeps your company safe from theft? Who protects your intellectual property? Who ensures you have roads for transportation, access to ports for shipping your goods, railways, waterways, and other means of getting your goods to markets. Who built the infrastructure that supplies heat, power, clean water, and resources to your company? When someone owes your company money and refuses to pay, who pays for the contract enforcement system that is the civil courts?

    Did you think those things are all free or that companies shouldn't have to pay their fair share of the costs to provide these things? That's what taxes are - Your share of the costs of running a first world country. You don't want to pay taxes? Move your company to Myanmar where there are no taxes. See how well you do there.
     
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    Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook.......What more proof do you need? I don't give a shit about the 'rest of the world' I am not a globalist like you. Other parts of the world have much higher tax rates which doesn't help anyone but the bureaucracy. Sorry but, I'm not interested in a 'basic living' and I don't want my wealth taken away to support that lifestyle. The problem with such proclamations is multi-fold. Fist of all, please define 'basic living' or 'basic wage.' Please provide a link for your claim that "Walmart employees received $2500 in income supports from every taxpayer in America" and please explain how $2,500 in 'income supports' for Walmart employees ends up in the Walton Family coffers.
     
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    The point was made that corporations get confiscatory money from We The People not to fire people. You didn't address that.
     
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    Every $1 increase in the minimum wage, adds 10 cents to the price of a hamburger at McDonalds.

    Link?
     
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    If you have a commercial or high-priority account, unless there is an outage effecting all carriers, with ATT or Verizon you have service over 99% of the western ten States as they have a roaming agreement. It also depends on your phone. Androids work much better in marginal areas because of their antenna.
     
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    Why are people buying new cars and iPhones?
     
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    I think that's a typo. It's probably 70,000.

    Just a few years ago they were saying 90,000. So that's 20,000 less than they said they had to lay off before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

    So what the fuck are you whining about?
     
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    No, because we have had three employees return to us after their better offer turned out to be smoke and mirrors.
     
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    In my state, if you refuse a job, your unemployment can be terminated.
     
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    Sigh. . . . Of all the things I could say in reply, let me just ask a simple question: Are you saying that AT&T would not be laying off 7,000 people if they were paying the old corporate tax rate of 35% instead of 21%? IOW, if AT&T had to pay 40% more in corporate taxes, they would not be laying off 7,000 people?
     
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