If a Corporation claims the rights of an individual, then it must be taxed that way

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  1. Vast LWC
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    Well, here's an idea:

    Step 1: Create a top tier income tax rate of 40% for all individuals making $200 Million a year or more.

    Step 2: Create legislation stating that if any Corporation claims the rights of an individual in order to engage in the political process, then they also are subject to income tax AS AN INDIVIDUAL.

    Step 3: Create a separate legislation that any Corporation engaging in the political process gives up any corporate tax breaks or loopholes, as they are effectively becoming an individual. You could create a new class of corporation. Call it the "Corporate Individual" or something like that.

    This would effectively bar corporations from getting involved in the political process, as their shareholders would never allow it.

    And, hell, if we wanted to take this to it's logical conclusion, we could also apply it to media corporations.

    And best of all, it would all be perfectly constitutional, and would not require overturning the SCOTUS' decision.

    Whadya all think?
     
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    You realize that Corporations don't pay taxes, their shareholders (lower returns), customers (higher prices/lower quality) and employees (lower wages) do, right?
     
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    They don't claim unalienable rights (common law) of individuals, they claim "civil" rights (statutory law) of 14th Amendment "persons".

    There's a difference.
     
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    Corporations do in fact pay taxes. Check it out. But I see where you're going with that.

    Be that as it may, that is why this is so effective. If the Corporation doesn't want to pay the taxes, they just have to not get involved in the political process.

    If a corporation wants to have the rights of an individual, they must also bear the responsibility of an individual.
     
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    And if they want to claim those rights, they must also claim the responsibilities that come with them.
     
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    Sounds good.
     
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    So the take the icing and leave the cake, you can't have it both ways and cherry pick laws, corporations then must be taxed as an individual like 50 percent or higher.
    :clap2:
     
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    The rights and responsibilities are different under the differing jurisdictions.

    You're in seriously over your head here.
     
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    So....how will those differing jurisdictions affect the corporations' and unions' abilities to spend their money on buying our politicians?
     
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    That's the stupidest thing you've ever written. And I am including claims that Lieberman is a spy. You don't have a clue about economics. You don't have a clue about law. You don't have a clue about rights.
    No wonder you're on the Left.
     

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