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if Verizon was hurting , was floundering , on the verge of bankruptcy , i know [from personally speaking to members] the union would step up and do whatever it would take to keep your company solvent . as we all know , that is not the case-even in this rotten economy Verizon , much like other companies such as Aqua Water Co. , is thriving. but apparently that makes no difference and Verizon simply wants More at their employees' expense which is simply wrong and unfair. Why is this so ? because as parents are prone to say on occasion , "Why ? Because i [Verizon] said so , that's why ." Just how much does Verizon want/need at the expense of their loyal , hard-working workers ?
Imagine how much safer, better looking, and competitive with other countries our nation could be if corporations like those that you head paid in taxes what they pay to lobby. Be a human; do the right thing.
Justin Henry Barnby
Hello President Lowell, I teach kids the physics of waves and optics, hopefully setting a few on career paths that will someday benefit our society as well as your industry. It's a good job in that I get to work with bright and enthusiastic young people year after year, but it doesn't pay particularly well, and since my lobby in Congress is pretty much nonexistent, I pay taxes at about the maximum rate. Your situation is quite different, and I would ask that you consider supporting changes in the present tax laws, in order to distribute the tax burden more fairly. Sincerely,
Dr. Paul Hartl
Dear Mr. Moynihan: I know you have an obligation towards your shareholders and you're in business to make money but you have to change the culture in your company that making a profit is the only thing that matters. The dream of being in the middle class is slipping away for many people. Give your customers who are having trouble paying their mortgage or student loan a break. The future of our country hangs in the balance. Thank you.
Dear Mr. Blankfein, Paying federal corporate income taxes is not really that hard. Warren Buffett admits the Super-rich should do this. What can one person do with so much money when fellow US citizens are struggling? My advice: A clear conscience guarantees a good night's sleep.
Mr. Lowell, I am sending you this brief message to remind you that your company benefits tremendously from the U.S. Government--not just your tax advantages but your comfortable relationship with Congress. Do the right thing as a patriot and pay your employees well and allow them to feel part of something. Thank you for reading this message.
It's that time of the year again. Gotta prepare my papers to do my taxes. I was wondering why Verizon doesn't pay any taxes while collecting nearly $200/month from customers like me. I was also wondering what rate you pay in taxes what with the loopholes, lobbyists, and politicians you paid to make sure you pay as little as possible in taxes. How about giving your hard wokring union employees a fair contract and stop pocketing the money for you and your wealthy plutocrats. Then I wouldnt mind writing you my check every month. Thank you and good day sir.
I'm very sorry to know that you are not a good corporate partner sharing the community responsibility with people like me - your customer. When my contact is up I'm going to look at Credo - they do pay their fair share of taxes.
I hope you understand that the workers at Verizon are dedicated and hard working employees. Frankly, I'm not sure you do. Otherwise you would direct your team of high paid attorneys to sit down in good faith and negotiate with the workers. To add insult to injury the workers pay their taxes, sometimes at the highest rate, but Verizon makes huge profits while paying little or no federal taxes for years. How is this fair. Your company is dodging taxes while refusing to bargain in good faith with it's workers and give them the right to make a good income to support their families. Please recify this unfarness right away. And stop dodging taxes. We all need to be paying our fair share. A corporation like Verizon needs to be a good citizen to it's workers by negotiating in good faith, and to the rest of us by paying it's fair share of taxes with no more gimickery. We are all watching how you will behave in the future to see if you really understand what is really important to all of us.
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I pay you for my internet and cable service! Cough up the taxes, dude!
Dear Lowell, I find it hard to believe that the law allows you to spend so much money in partisan lobbying when the taxpayers footed the bill for your company to stay afloat. You took bailout money, have an obscene yearly income, and yet you won't treat your workers well. Companies who got bailout money should not be allowed to give out bonuses to executives until all the money is paid back. If executives jump ship because of the lack of bonuses, they should not be allowed bonuses in their new jobs (or their bonuses should be sent to pay off the bailout) until the bailout from their previous employment is paid back. No more lavish company-paid parties during bailout repayment time, either!
Since the 99 percent is legally bound to pay their tax obligations, corporate managers should pay theirs!
pay your share of taxes so that you can be fair to the rest of us that are paying your share now.
In a time when all are suffering and many are without jobs, it is important that we continue to work toward restoring the American economy. That means everyone, especially corporate America pay their fair share of taxes and continue to employ Americans. If not, our country is doomed to a return to times when the little man suffers from the loss of dignity and having to live with the bread lines like in the 1930s. Support the United States of America, not just the rich Americans but the average and small wage earner so that we can continue to progress, pay down our deficit and maintain the health and well-being of all Americans.
Dear Sir, I used to bank at Bank of America. I voted with my feet and walked down the street to a different bank, one which I can be proud of; a bank which puts people first, not its executives' profits; a bank which cares about doing the right thing for America by paying its taxes. I left Bank of America quite happily. About 15 years ago, I started my relationship with Verizon when I got DSL, followed shortly by my first cell phone. I had to move homes and didn't have Verizon landline capability, but I have retained my Verizon cell phone account for at least a dozen years. I don't mind leaving that, happily as I left Bank of America. I know you don't really care about the things I care about, and I know you don't really want to do what I'm asking -- pay taxes like you should, and look after your people's jobs as you should. I seriously doubt you will miss my measly $100/month (which will probably go up when I move to a new phone). But at least I will feel better when I have moved my cellphone use to a new phone company. I'm going to have to pay more because I will lose all my friends-and-family connections, but I will be able to look at myself in the mirror and know I did the right thing. And that matters to me. I'm sorry you have to paint over your mirrors. Sincerely,
Sarah F. Melcher
Lloyd, I am hoping you will give me some advice. I am having a hard go of it lately and cannot see a viable strategy for advancing my career. The way I see it, your vision of our world is not sustainable. An economy cannot last that does not employ its workers. When my job went overseas to China, I went back to school and obtained my Associate in Science in Network Administration. That was two years ago and no interviews since. Seems the market was flooded with laid off IT pros who had their Bachelors and several years of experience. I believe a healthy economy is not predatory. Gains that come at the expense of others create polarization that becomes unstable and unsustainable--ruining things for everybody. Exploitation like this is not Christian nor human nor rational. I also believe that no one intentionally harms others or knowingly self destructs. It is my hope that we can pursue a win-win relationship that benefits both of us. Together, we can build an economy that works for all of us. Thank you for your time and looking forward to a beneficial partnership.
Mr McAdam, Greetings. As a Verizon customer it pains me to hear that the company has still not resolved a dispute that has what I'm told is something like 45,000 jobs on the line. It pains me even more to hear that Verizon has for the past few years been enjoying a rather lucrative exemption from income taxation. Now I'm no economist but I have a sneaking suspicion that some of those millions of dollars saved could rightly go towards making the burden of living in hard times a little bit easier for 45,000 people. Sharing is caring Mr. McAdam and I will be holding this company's integrity to that time old truth. Sincerely, Benoit
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Verizon is my phone company and i pay my bill every month. I don't think you're not receiving my checks. I would like to know why Verizon does not pay bills. You use the roads to access your phone lines, you expect law and order to be available to you at all times. These things cost money to our communities and we need you to pay taxes that reflect your profits.
All Executives at Morgan Stanley should be ashamed of them selves for giving out end of year bonuses while your clients (many former, me included) have lost millions. Hold yourselves accountable to right the wrong.
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Kenny, I just want to say thank you for all that you've done. We need more people like you to protect the rich and let the filthy poor people of this country rot. If people didn't LIKE being poor, there wouldn't be so many poor people, right? Teachers.. Who needs them? what do they do anyway? And kids.. if they wanted a better life they could just go out and get jobs like the rest of us! I'm so tired of hearing people saying that we should do the right thing. If we were supposed to the right thing, then people like like you wouldn't make so much money doing what you do. Am I right? God Bless You! And don't quit helping the ultra rich at the expense of everyone else!
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Dear Lowell, You are a person just like all the rest of us. You have the same basic needs for shelter, food, security, good health and love. Unfortunately your corporate tactics of evading paying corporate taxes is placing an unfair burden on the rest of us and making is difficult for us to have those most basic needs met in our lives. Verizon is a company that is supposed to be about connecting people in their lives, connecting them in positive ways. Yet the actions of your company do not match what your company is supposed to be about. It would be nice if you changed your approach and started taking care of the people who work for you and also start thinking of the rest of the hard working tax paying people of this country. Remember, it is "We the people". Thanks for listening,
Dear Lowell, like many Americans, I was appalled to find out that Verizon paid no federal income taxes in 2008-2010, while refusing to negotiate fairly with the 45,000 unionized workers who went on strike last year. I switched my wireless service to a company that better represents American values. Many of my friends have done the same. I hope that you will consider the important repercussions of your decisions, not just for Verizon's bottom line, but for the many people who work for you. Sincerely,
Dr. Susan G. Letcher
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Dear Lowell, I am a former customer. I will remain a former customer. I encourage all of my friends to join me in becoming former customers and investors. Verizon benefits from the infrastructure I and and the rest of the 99% pay for. I would very much like to see Verizon become an actual contributing member of society by paying it's fair share of taxes. If/when that happens, I will be happy to switch back to Verizon.
Your company represents one of the biggest corporate tax dodgers in America. You have all spent billions on lobbying hence helped crash the economy – more than you have paid in corporate taxes. In fact, not only have you spent billion buying access, you have gamed the system to receive millions in TAX REFUNDS! I find that offensive.
patrick w pitts