And delmoi, you have the right idea. Not that discriminating against women in employing is 'right' in either case but if men and women have the same leave then it discourages this type of selection as well as promotes equality in childrearing duties
Good point. They did pay almost $14 million in tax in 2008. That's greater than zero, right?
And why 2008? This was pretty much the most egregious example of it?
Because the only places in the world with low tax rates are third world countries, right? Or hey, how about paying 7% income tax, 15% salary tax, and 17% corporate income tax in a first world country that even has a universal health care system!
“When judges from other countries come, they also read the newspapers here. And they laugh at what we are made to do. All of it is your job and we are compelled to pass orders because you don’t do anything on your own,” said Justice Sikri on Wednesday as he heard a petition by the Naraina Industrial Area Association.
I think the guy may be on to something he hasn't really articulated yet. It's really nice to like social safety nets, good health care benefits, paid leave, etc. But all of those things are expensive. Ultimately, it doesn't matter whether the public or private sector pays for them, because the money for it has to come out of the same pool of economic activity, whether directly in the form of corporate spending or indirectly in the form of government spending.
Such a cad. A true scoundrel. Obviously, you're fully justified to make him out as a manipulative asshole who is incapable of forming altruistic human attachments. And, further, everyone should immediately throw themselves into money-losing work endeavors for the altruistic good of society.... nevermind that a society where everyone did that would collapse in short order.
It seems like you're discussing some other article. We're not talking about buying things. We're talking about bribery as an alternative strategy to paying taxes. When is it cheaper to pay taxes than it is to bribe someone not to make you pay taxes?!
Jeffburdges, you appear to suffer from a case of software geek tunnel vision. Seriously, get it treated. All the examples of companies you give are IT companies. IT companies could not exist without industrial companies to produce computers and cables, utilities to distribute power, telecoms, etc. All those companies are necessarily large because of the economies of scale involved.
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