A point I've made so often, it deserves its own thread. In fact, it's such a good point that it bears repeating. Corporations do not pay taxes! Corporations collect taxes. It's the biggest f*cking sham in a tax code that's rife with shams, cons, and ripoffs. You keep hearing all these politicians who claim to be "looking out for the little guy" talk about shifting the tax burden to corporations to make sure the poor leech off the system instead of paying taxes. They talk about how corporations don't pay enough taxes and how the burden is on the poor and they usually blame it all on Republicans and their high-priced lobbyists. However, they know the truth. Corporations don't pay taxes because corporations are incapable of accumulating wealth. The entire tax burden on corporations must come from three sources. The first is to cut it out of the profits. However, this decreases stock prices and dividends, which hurts the company as a whole and is really stupid. The second source is costs. You can either cut it at the labor end, decreasing pay or benefits, or you can do it on the materials end, hurting your current supplier and doing business with somebody who cuts pay and benefits. The third is price, which is the route most corporations take. This means that every time you buy something, you are paying corporate taxes without being told. Will you hear this from most politicians? Of course not, because with corporate taxes, they can tax you up to your eyebrows and you'll thank them for the favor. However, the truth still remains, and is worth repeating yet again. Corporations do not pay taxes!