Darkstar2 wrote:valerie wrote: Well you see Darkstar2, you are just a young thing barely out of diapers. I have children your age.
Tasman1 and I, we are senior citizens. We don't care what Amazon does just as long as we got a
binky, a nana, and some wawa.
You don't care that you worked most of your life paying taxes vs. Amazon earning billions and paying none ? Imagine how much more money you would have if you count ALL the tax you pay in a lifetime and compound interest and i investment returns, so unless you were flipping burgers, you would be more wealthy, so yeah people should care more about what's going in, and besides age is a number. Some days I feel like I am 90, I mean you know, you are in your 100's, and you are helping a billion $ company become richer - but that's ok, we are all guilty in a way - we buy products from companies that cut corner, that make us sick, that make us unhealthy, even the so-called health food companies have sneaky tricks down their sleeves. SO we should all care, but we don't, for convenience and taste, because when it comes down to it, if we only purchased from 100% genuine, safe, healthy, we'd be near starving to death
We'd be basically growing our own foods and making our own bread, and no time to work and leisure.
Amazon with its billions of $ should at least up the game on quality control - people ordering stuff labeled "new" and getting stuff that appears to have been returned or used :/
It's said the reason why Amazon does not pay tax's is due to it's reinvestments. In other words if
Amazon paid tax's they would not be reinvesting. Another reason they point out is the fact Amazon
lost tons of money in it's early years. I don't know if Trump is right or wrong about these types of
exclusions but it does seem very wrong to me. Amazon makes ton's in profits and even if they were
to pay federal tax's, they would still make tons of profits and still could reinvest. That's just way too
big a tax loophole for USA corporations.
Well, I am not complaining in regards to my 'before' retirement years in tax's. I've always believed
in tax's. They are very much needed. In my early working life time, I received back good returns.
So that was ok and it was ok even later when I had to pay in to tax's and not receive a return.
The problem is paying too many tax's and too high tax. If you are retired, I believe some tax's you
should be excluded from and some you should be entitled to a lower tax.
Age is certainly much more than a number. If you don't realize that now, you will when you retire.