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All Executives at Goldman Sachs should be ashamed of themselves for giving out end of year bonuses while your clients (many former, me included) have lost millions. Hold yourselves accountable to right the wrong.
As a former small business banker with Wells Fargo I am writing to say that I will not support any other business that does not pay its fair share of taxes.
Dear Lowell McAdam, You have lots of money. Lots and lots of money. People like me, in the middle class, not so much. People like me, in the middle class, pay our fair share in taxes. People like you, the 1%, don't have to pay your fair share. How exactly does that work? Should we break our backs to keep this country running so people like you can get filthy rich? Not paying your fair share in taxes isn't fair. It isn't patriotic. And it isn't American.
It's time for Verizon to become a good corporate citizen, pay its fair share of taxes, and negotiate in good faith with its employees. The more I read about Verizon, the more I reconsider my wireless contract. Do the right thing!
Wage disparity | 0
If you feel your employees can live on wages 20 times less than your own wages, then I’d like to see you do it yourself. Let’s see how much you can squeeze out of the little guys, you know, the ones who actually do the work, so that you can take more of the pie for yourself. This wage disparity needs to stop.
Long time | 0
Been with Verizon for many years. So ashamed to see you cheating me and the other citizens of the United States. Please stop.
When we get pizza at our house. I don't get to eat 7 slices and leave one for the rest of my family. Do the same. I don't deny you access to hard-earned money but I DO deny you unfair access to unearned money.
Savage the poor | 2
First Warren Buffett calls on the government to increase the marginal tax rates on the super-wealthy, now mega-millionaire Nick Hanauer repeats the challenge. Consumers are the job creators, not millionaires. How much evidence do our business leaders need before they do what’s best for this country? ®2011 BLOOMBERG L.P. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Raise Taxes on Rich to Reward True Job Creators By Nick Hanauer - Nov 30, 2011 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-01/raise-taxes-on-the-rich-to-reward-job-creators-commentary-by-nick-hanauer.html It is a tenet of American economic beliefs, and an article of faith for Republicans that is seldom contested by Democrats: If taxes are raised on the rich, job creation will stop. Trouble is, sometimes the things that we know to be true are dead wrong. For the larger part of human history, for example, people were sure that the sun circles the Earth and that we are at the center of the universe. It doesn’t, and we aren’t. The conventional wisdom that the rich and businesses are our nation’s “job creators” is every bit as false. I’m a very rich person. As an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, I’ve started or helped get off the ground dozens of companies in industries including manufacturing, retail, medical services, the Internet and software. I founded the Internet media company aQuantive Inc., which was acquired by Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) in 2007 for $6.4 billion. I was also the first non-family investor in Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Even so, I’ve never been a “job creator.” I can start a business based on a great idea, and initially hire dozens or hundreds of people. But if no one can afford to buy what I have to sell, my business will soon fail and all those jobs will evaporate. That’s why I can say with confidence that rich people don’t create jobs, nor do businesses, large or small. What does lead to more employment is the feedback loop between customers and businesses. And only consumers can set in motion a virtuous cycle that allows companies to survive and thrive and business owners to hire. An ordinary middle-class consumer is far more of a job creator than I ever have been or ever will be...
Dr. Boris J Dirnbach
Hello Julie, I have an "Advisors" account with your firm and I'm very uncomfortable with the statistics that I have listed below: Federal taxpayer bailout funds received: $36.9 billion Profits for the years 1996-2010: $101.8 billion Profits since bailout (2009-2010): $24.6 billion Bank account fees in 2010: $4.9 billion Credit card fee income for 2010: $3.7 billion Wells Fargo bank teller wage: $10.63/hour ($22,100/year) 2010 CEO John Stumpf stock bonus: $12.3 million 2010 bonuses and compensation: $27.2 billion Bonuses and compensation for top 5 execs last 10 years: $345.5 million Offshore subsidiaries in tax havens: 77 Political contributions in 2008 & 2010 federal elections: $7.0 million Lobbying since bailout (2009-2010): $9.7 million Total Lobbying Expenses (2008-2010): 11.04 billion Total Federal Income Taxes paid (2008-2010): NEGATIVE $681 million I suggest that some empowering changes are in order to reflect more service to our federal government, your employees, and investors than to self-serving activities that fill WF's coffers and with no concern for the wider community. Kindest Regards,
Fair share | 1
Although CWA and IBEW members have returned to the bargaining table, Verizon still has not agreed to a fair contract for its 45,000 union workers. I do not know your reasoning behind this, but I find it unimaginable. Considering Verizon made billions in profits from 2008-2010 and paid no federal income taxes over the past three years. I have to say these facts are confusing and arrogant considering how poor so many people are. Please, search your conscience and do the right thing for your workers. And if you search a little deeper, maybe you could pay your fair share of taxes, too, to help the country who has been so generous with you.
I would appreciate it if you would pay your taxes like the rest of us, seeing as you benefit from all the same servces that middle class people use. The difference is I pay for those services and you are not! It's time you pay your fairshare in taxes like the rest of us!
I'd like you to picture your life on 75K a year w/ a family of 5. Do the right thing. Rewarding your employees w/ praise and financial increases makes them want to work harder for the company. The company would not be where it is now if it wasn't for them.
You need to pay your fair share of taxes. You also need to create middle class jobs and keep them here in the U.S.
You need to pay your fair share of taxes ... and create and keep jobs right here in America. We all know what you're up to now.
Mr. McAdam, Can it really be true that Verizon made $32.5 billion in profits (2008 - 2010), paid $52.3 billion in lobbying expenses for the same period yet paid no taxes? That seems really unfair! I pay taxes and I made WAY less money than you did. And you're not negotiating with your workers for a fair contract for them? Come on! I have been a Verizon customer for personal and business FIOS, cell & landline for many years. I will take my business elsewhere if you all don't do the right thing. I'll be watching you.
TAX DODGERS | 0
I am a vzw customer and do not want to see this keep happening
As a Verizon customer, I was disturbed to learn that Verizon has not paid any federal corporate income tax from 2008 through 2010. During these tough economic times, when you are eliminating the positions of tax-paying employees, I believe that Verizon should set a positive example as corporate citizens. Please, examine this issue and make certain that both Verizon and its executives pay their fair share of American revenue.
Although CWA and IBEW members have returned to the bargaining table, Verizon still has not agreed to a fair contract for up to 50,000 union workers. From 2008-2010 Verizon did not pay any federal corporate income taxes, despite billions in profits. Mr. Mudge, you can afford to support the middle class jobs of your workers; please take care of that!
Do something, Lowell. Something outside the box that will set an example for your fellow deadbeats.
Although CWA and IBEW members have returned to the bargaining table, Verizon still has not agreed to a fair contract for up to 50,000 union workers. From 2008-2010 Verizon did not pay any federal corporate income taxes, despite billions in profits. Ms. Groos, you can afford to support the middle class jobs of your workers; please take care of that!
Although CWA and IBEW members have returned to the bargaining table, Verizon still has not agreed to a fair contract for up to 50,000 union workers. From 2008-2010 Verizon did not pay any federal corporate income taxes, despite billions in profits. Mr. Doherty, you can afford to support the middle class jobs of your workers; please take care of that!
I think that it is vitally important that a bank which is uses deposits from people in the community and nation support that community and nation. I am one of your depositors. I think that you need to deal with us fairly and honestly and that involves paying your fair share of taxes and not implementing unfair and sneaky service fees to your customer.
Share the wealth | 0
It's time for you to start paying your fair share of taxes, and paying your tellers a liveable wage... with the bonuses you've paid out, you could have done all that, and you would still be rich! You need got stop all your lobbying and start thinking about the 99% of us who aren't rich like you.
As a Verizon customer I'm ashame how Verizon does business and will be taking my business else where I'm sure the 300+ a month for 4 lines doesn't mean much to you and verizon but if the 99% drop your service then you wi listen.
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