Bernie has a story to tell


tay
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Sen. Bernie Sanders fired back at 80 CEOs who wrote a letter lecturing America about deficit reduction by released a report detailing how 18 of these CEOs have wrecked the economy by evading taxes and outsourcing jobs. 80 CEO’s raised the ire of Sen. Sanders by publishing a letter in the Wall Street Journal urging America to act on the deficit, and reform Medicare and Medicaid.

Sen. Sanders responded to the lecture from America’s CEO’s by releasing a report that detailed how 18 of them have helped blow up the deficit and wreck the economy by outsourcing jobs and evading US taxes.

http://pdafund.com/component/k2/item/65-bernie-sanders-exposes-18-ceos-who-took-trillions-in-bailouts-evaded-taxes-and-outsourced-jobs


1). Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $1.9 billion tax refund.

Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? Over $1.3 trillion.

Amount of federal income taxes Bank of America would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.6 billion.



2). Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $278 million tax refund.

Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? $824 billion.

Amount of federal income taxes Goldman Sachs would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.7 billion



3). JP Morgan Chase CEO James Dimon

Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? $416 billion.

Amount of federal income taxes JP Morgan Chase would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $4.9 billion.



4). General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $3.3 billion tax refund.

Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve? $16 billion.

Jobs Shipped Overseas? At least 25,000 since 2001.



5). Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $705 million tax refund.

American Jobs Cut in 2010? In 2010, Verizon announced 13,000 job cuts, the third highest corporate layoff total that year.



6). Boeing CEO James McNerney, Jr.

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? None. $124 million tax refund.

American Jobs Shipped overseas? Over 57,000.

Amount of Corporate Welfare? At least $58 billion.



7). Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Amount of federal income taxes Microsoft would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $19.4 billion.



Honeywell International CEO David Cote

Amount of federal income taxes paid from 2008-2010? Zero. $34 million tax refund.



9). Corning CEO Wendell Weeks

Amount of federal income taxes paid from 2008-2010? Zero. $4 million tax refund.



10). Time Warner CEO Glenn Britt

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $74 million tax refund.



11). Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2009? Zero. $55 million tax refund.



12). Deere & Company CEO Samuel Allen

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2009? Zero. $1 million tax refund.



13). Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Brian Duperreault

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $90 million refund.

14). Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs
Amount of federal income taxes Qualcomm would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $4.7 billion.

15). Tenneco CEO Gregg Sherill

Amount of federal income taxes Tenneco would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $269 million.

16). Express Scripts CEO George Paz

Amount of federal income taxes Express Scripts would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $20 million.



17). Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman

Amount of federal income taxes Caesars Entertainment would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $9 million.

1. R.R. Donnelly & Sons CEO Thomas Quinlan III

Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $49 million tax refund.

Eighteen of the 80 CEOs who signed the call for deficit action are actually some of the biggest outsourcers and tax cheats in America. First, they crashed the economy in 2008. They followed that up by taking billions in taxpayer bailout dollars. Their next step was to outsource jobs and evade taxes. Now they are calling for action on a deficit that they helped create over the past four years.

Bernie Sanders is exposing the hypocrisy of these CEOs, and every American should understand that if Mitt Romney is elected president, these pigs see potential for unlimited feeding from the taxpayer trough. Only by standing together can we tell these CEOs that the bill has come due, and it is time for them to pay.

We can tell these gluttons of our dollars that the all you can eat taxpayer buffet is now closed
 
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taxslave
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Do tell how are they evading taxes? So far as I can see they are following the law.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Do tell how are they evading taxes? So far as I can see they are following the law.


Probably wrote the laws.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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#4
Unlikely. but they could have owned the politicians that did though. OTH There does not seem to be much desire by the current holder of the white house keys to change them either. Maybe politicians of both parties are happy with the way things are.
 
Ludlow
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It's a global economy. I'm by all means a dummy when it comes to such things but this Sanders feller sounds a little Smoot Hawleyish. Isolationism and protectionism. Rich folks gonna do what it takes to pad their fortunes and keep it goin. Just the way it is.
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

It's a global economy. I'm by all means a dummy when it comes to such things but this Sanders feller sounds a little Smoot Hawleyish. Isolationism and protectionism. Rich folks gonna do what it takes to pad their fortunes and keep it goin. Just the way it is.







It's a 'global economy' (when wasn't it a global economy?) but an unfair one as exemplified in this short video from 1991......








www.youtube.com/watch?v=49eJYs8aDbs&feature=player_embedded
 
damngrumpy
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Well the fact is they have high priced accounts to access loopholes that should be closed.
Everyone should pay what they owe and fat cats should pay their share like everyone else.
It is time we all shared the upkeep of the society. In America the middle class pays for the
big shots and the sports hero's that get the breaks as well and its time it ended
I don't agree with everything Bernie says but he has a point on this one.
In Canada there has been the same thing the off shore tax havens are not legal in many
cases and they are being exposed but no one has been charged let alone convicted.
Iceland took care of crooked bankers and business people for the 2008 mess they are in jail
 
tay
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tay
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June 19, 2015 Interview










www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgbkWQYbY4g
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

Well the fact is they have high priced accounts to access loopholes that should be closed.
Everyone should pay what they owe and fat cats should pay their share like everyone else.
It is time we all shared the upkeep of the society. In America the middle class pays for the
big shots and the sports hero's that get the breaks as well and its time it ended
I don't agree with everything Bernie says but he has a point on this one.
In Canada there has been the same thing the off shore tax havens are not legal in many
cases and they are being exposed but no one has been charged let alone convicted.
Iceland took care of crooked bankers and business people for the 2008 mess they are in jail

So you get to decide what they owe right? Maybe we should start with wannabe farmers that pay agricultural land taxes on their fancy homes.Got lots of those around here.
 
tay
#11
Sanders attracts 10,000 in Madison




http://www.channel3000.com/news/sanders-attracts-10000-boisterous-supporters-in-madison/33941736
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

Sanders attracts 10,000 in Madison.

Problem for Sanders is that these folks don't vote much.
 
tay
#13
July 06, 2015, Portland Maine
















 
tay
#14
Bernie Sanders Is Taking His Populist Campaign into the Beating Heart of the Christian Right - Liberty University






Bernie Sanders campaign announced that he will be giving a speech in September to an unexpected venue: Liberty University, the evangelical university founded by the late Reverend Jerry Falwell. In a statement, Sanders explained that the invitation came from the school itself and he views it as a way to talk to an audience whose views on many issues may differ from his:




Liberty University was kind enough to invite me to address a convocation and I decided to accept. It goes without saying that my views on many issues — women’s rights, gay rights, education and many other issues — are very different from the opinions of some in the Liberty University community. I think it is important, however, to see if we can reach consensus regarding the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality in our country, about the collapse of the middle class, about the high level of childhood poverty, about climate change and other issues. It is very easy for a candidate to speak to people who hold the same views. It’s harder but important to reach out to others who look at the world differently. I look forward to meeting with the students and faculty of Liberty University.




It is rare for a progressive to speak at Liberty's convocations, which take place three times a week. The university has long been a stomping ground for right-wing candidates; recall that Ted Cruz launched his campaign with a speech there .




But there is one historical parallel. In 1983, then-Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) addressed the students at the school, joking that some in Washington “seem to think it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a Kennedy to come to the campus of Liberty.”




Bernie Sanders Is Taking His Populist Campaign into the Beating Heart of the Christian Right - Liberty University | Alternet
 
tay
#15
Bernie goes to Boston


 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

So you get to decide what they owe right? Maybe we should start with wannabe farmers that pay agricultural land taxes on their fancy homes.Got lots of those around here.


Same here. They put up some huge houses!
 
tay
#17
Bill Maher Asks Bernie About Socialist Tag


www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDRxbQlpqmo



Bernie After The First Debate



www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzHGLX1kv4A
 
AnnaG
#18
I remember a Weekend at Bernie's.
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
#19
I can tell you after working with the Uncut movement a bit there is a difference between 'evasion' which is illegal and 'avoidance' which is using all the loopholes available. These guys are avoided not evaders. The problem lies in the tax codes which allow for such avoidance.
 
B00Mer
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Stalin will Smile in his grave if Sanders becomes the president.
 
tay
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders just introduced a groundbreaking marijuana reform bill in the Senate, which would remove marijuana completely from federal scheduling.

The bill, called the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015, follows a speech from Sanders last week, in which he argued at George Mason University that marijuana should be removed from the list of Schedule I substances.

“In my view, the time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana,” Sanders said, according to MSNBC . ”In my view, states should have the right to regulate marijuana the same way that state and local laws now govern the sale of alcohol and tobacco.”

: Sanders Just Introduced A Major Marijuana Reform Bill | The Daily Caller
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

Let's see...

Children aren't living in poverty...

Kids can go to college...

Old people have health care...

You can go home now Bernie! Besides... you are not the chosen one.
 
tay
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Bernie's latest speech is a triumph -- and a reminder that our greatest domestic programs are rooted in socialism.



In a highly anticipated speech, Sen. Bernie Sanders passionately detailed what being a democratic socialist means to him and would mean for Americans if elected president.

After listing many metrics showing Americans today are working harder than ever yet facing undue pressures to pay for necessities like housing, healthcare, higher education and retirement, Sanders said democratic socialism means reviving the wisdom and policies behind President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and Rev. Martin Luther King’s call for economic justice.

“Real freedom must include economic security,” Sanders said, quoting FDR’s 1944 speech calling for a second Bill of Rights for economic justice. “That was Roosevelt’s vision 70 years ago. It is my vision today. It is a vision that we have not yet achieved. And it is time that we did.”

“People are not free,” he continued. “They are not truly free when they are unable to feed their family. They are not truly free when they are unable to retire with dignity. They are not truly free when they are unemployed, underemployed or when they are exhausted by working 60, 70 hours a week. People are not truly free when they don’t know how they are going to get medical help, when they or a family member are sick.”

“So let me define for you, simply and straightforwardly, what democratic socialism means to me,” Sanders said. “It builds on what Franklin Delano Roosevelt said when he fought for guaranteed economic rights for all Americans. And it builds on what Martin Luther King, Jr. said in 1968 when he stated that, ‘This country has socialism for the rich, and rugged individualism for the poor.’ My view of democratic socialism builds on the success of many other countries around the world, who have done a far better job than we have in protecting the needs of their working families, their elderly citizens, their children, their sick and their poor.”

Sanders repeatedly reminded the Georgetown University audience that there was an epidemic of childhood poverty and other unmet needs across America, while the richest Americans are accumulating unprecedented wealth. He said the solutions could be funded by wealthly individuals and corporations paying a fair share of taxes.

What follows are a dozen excerpts from Sanders’ speech of what democratic socialism means to him and could mean for the country. It is a vision of a better world that starts with improving the economics and the dignity of Americans at home, which in turn Sanders said would better position America to face challenges from abroad, such as the terrorist threat posed by ISIS, which he addressed in the final quarter of his 100-minute speech.


Bernie Sanders' 12 Best Reasons for Being a Democratic Socialist | Alternet
 
tay
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSRUmRYrRLY




 
Ludlow
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Hell of a guy. Salt of the friggin earth.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post





All those billions in blue and the gap continues to widen. All those safety nets. A lot of those safety nets that allow people a lower middle class to middle class life style without working at all. I see it all the time... ALL THE TIME.


And one in the green... estate planning. I am so far from wealthy and I have estate planning because I don't want the government swiping what little I have instead of giving it to my kids. Why should the government have dibs on what I earned? I have been paying taxes since I was 15. You bet I will take advantage of that.
 
tay
#27
In the green the specific mentioned is "estate planning'' techniques used by the wealthy - which you say you aren't so it won't affect you

This means that in 2014, each person has a credit that can be used to offset the estate tax on a taxable estate of up to $5.34 million of assets.

Higher limits for estate tax credits in 2014 - CBS News


Bernie opposed the 2011 Panama Free Trade Agreement because he was worried it would increasingly allow wealthy Americans and large corporations to evade U.S. taxes by stashing their cash in offshore tax havens. Now with the release of the Panama Papers it appears he was right.

Secretary Clinton made this tax evasion worse by supporting the Panama Free Trade Agreement in 2011, even though she opposed it when she was running for President against Barack Obama in 2008.

Bernie, on the other hand, opposed this disastrous trade deal from day one.

https://www.facebook.com/senatorsand...4705986312908/
 
Walter
+1
#28
There should be no death tax; it's immoral.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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#29
Typical of the left they want everyone elses money without working for it.
 
TenPenny
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Typical of the CEOs, they expect their corps to pay no taxes, get bailouts when they fail, and think the government should listen to their advice.


I think anyone in the financial / banking / insurance industry who collected bonuses in the wake of the meltdown and bailout should be executed.
 

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