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Stephanopoulos Scolds Companies Who Relocate Overseas due to High Taxes: 'Unpatriotic'
NewsBusters ^ | August 17, 2011 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 08/17/2011 9:19:40 AM PDT by SanFranDan

FULL TITLE: George Stephanopoulos Scolds Companies Who Relocate Overseas Because of High Taxes: 'Unpatriotic'

According to Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos, companies that go overseas as a result of high taxes in America are "unpatriotic."

The ABC host, who has repeatedly lobbied for higher taxes throughout his journalistic career, endorsed Warren Buffett's call for the rich to pay a higher percentage in taxes.

Talking to Donald Trump, Stephanopoulos cajoled, "Warren Buffett made another splash, saying it's not right, he a billionaire, pays 17 percent in taxes when his secretaries and receptionists pay more. Isn't he right about that?"

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1 posted on 08/17/2011 9:19:42 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan
He is maligning Ted Kennedy for taking the Kennedy fortune offshore.
2 posted on 08/17/2011 9:21:24 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: SanFranDan

“According to Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos, companies that go overseas as a result of high taxes in America are “unpatriotic.”

And... Liberals were expecting WHAT result when increasing taxes on business...????? What spoiled and stupid children!!!!

How many ways do they want to have it?


3 posted on 08/17/2011 9:22:33 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: SanFranDan

But G.E. Brings good things to Life, especially half dead present-initial campaigns....

Wonder how Chrissy Mathews is goign to deal with this?

Another sip from the bottle no doubt....


4 posted on 08/17/2011 9:22:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SanFranDan

you mean like jobs czar, Jeffrey Immelts company, GE moving it’s xray unit to china? like that kind of overseas?


5 posted on 08/17/2011 9:22:58 AM PDT by sappy
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To: SanFranDan

Who is John Galt?


6 posted on 08/17/2011 9:25:22 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: SanFranDan

"Is this the same George Stephanopoulos
who enabled fraud before the American public?"


7 posted on 08/17/2011 9:26:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: SanFranDan

Patriotism will always be second fiddle as long as the goal is to make a profit and the stockholders happy.


8 posted on 08/17/2011 9:26:54 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: sappy
you mean like jobs czar, Jeffrey Immelts company, GE moving it’s xray unit to china? like that kind of overseas?

they also closed down their incandescent bulb plants in the USA (after lobbying Congress for their ban) and opened the new CFL bulb plants in China


9 posted on 08/17/2011 9:27:08 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SanFranDan

I wonder if georgie boy kicks in any extra bucks on his income taxes.


10 posted on 08/17/2011 9:27:45 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: SMARTY

So is G.E. now unpatriotic? Will “Jeffy I-melt” have to resign his position given to him by the chosen one?


11 posted on 08/17/2011 9:27:45 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SanFranDan
Did he ever scold John Kerry Heinz (who was in Vietnam) for docking his yacht in Rhode Island to save on Massachusetts taxes?
12 posted on 08/17/2011 9:29:41 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: SanFranDan
According to Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos, companies that go overseas as a result of high taxes in America are "unpatriotic."

Hearing this line more and more these days. We need a nice succinct come back line.

Politicians calling for higher taxes on American businesses "unpatriotic."

Politicians calling for higher taxes on American businesses are stealing the wealth that should belong to the people.

Politicians calling for higher taxes on American businesses responsible for driving wealth out of the country.

Politicians calling for higher taxes on American businesses are ... None of those really do it, but we need a come back for this "unpatriotic" BS.

13 posted on 08/17/2011 9:30:03 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: SanFranDan

A government that taxes business and people until they leave the country in self defense is unpatriotic.


14 posted on 08/17/2011 9:32:11 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: SanFranDan
George Stephanopoulos is one of Lenin's
"useful idiots" who do not understand.

15 posted on 08/17/2011 9:32:21 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: SanFranDan
I guess George Streptococcus believes they should stay and file bankruptcy with the other businesses.
16 posted on 08/17/2011 9:33:24 AM PDT by Know et al
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To: SanFranDan

Didn’t these same Libtards also create tax-incentive packages for companies to ‘invest’ in foreign countries? Dell Computers (Austin, TX), among others, was PAID to move jobs to Taiwan and India. These moves were sponsored by both Libtards and RINOS.


17 posted on 08/17/2011 9:35:02 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: SanFranDan

What does George know? He never met a payroll in his life.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 9:35:07 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: SanFranDan
Stephanopoulos, a former Democratic operative,...

Former?

19 posted on 08/17/2011 9:36:00 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: SanFranDan

so it is unpatriotic to ignore the interests of your stockholders????

Stephy, the citizens of the nation are the govenment’s “stockholders”. With folks like you, no wonder our federal government is so utterly ‘effed up!!!


20 posted on 08/17/2011 9:39:58 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: SanFranDan

What has this asshole done that would make his scolding a concern?


21 posted on 08/17/2011 9:44:27 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: SanFranDan

Should politicians that pass laws that drive businesses overseas also be considered unpatriotic?


22 posted on 08/17/2011 9:48:07 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: SanFranDan

Using that logic, Georgie Porgie, anyone who buys a campaign bus from, say, Canada, instead of from a US company is unpatriotic, too, no?


23 posted on 08/17/2011 9:51:23 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: SanFranDan

staph is a fag.

LLS


24 posted on 08/17/2011 10:15:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: SanFranDan

Hey george, you moron; what about those Canadian built buses der Fuehrer is campaigning from?


25 posted on 08/17/2011 10:21:49 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SanFranDan
The ABC host, who has repeatedly lobbied for higher taxes throughout his journalistic career, endorsed Warren Buffett's call for the rich to pay a higher percentage in taxes.

Warren could, if he wished, choose to not pay exhorbitant sums to his accountants to save every tax penny possible, and use the savings to pay at a much higher rate.

Warren could, if he chose to, simply write a check to donate to the "debt reduction fund" to assuage his outraged conscience.

You can bet that Warren would still hire an army of lobbyists to fight for every loophole possible to benefit him, while discomfitting his competitors, in any new "tax the rich" bills written.

And, finally, you can bet that Warren would offset any increases in his tax burden (decreases in his bottom line) by passing them on to his paying customers.

You can also safely bet that Georgie knows this very well, but would never "report" it.

26 posted on 08/17/2011 10:36:02 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: SanFranDan

George Stephanopoulos worked in the Clinton White House, which makes him unpatriotic.


27 posted on 08/17/2011 11:19:12 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: SanFranDan

This could be a pretext to nationalize some more companies “to save American jobs”.


28 posted on 08/17/2011 11:38:19 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

companies USED to need governments to provide a good and stable environment.

now its is governments that need companies to proved a good and stable environment.

democrats have forgotten that.


29 posted on 08/17/2011 1:28:09 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

“democrats have forgotten that.”

I have arrived to the conclusion that many Democrats have NOT forgotten that, but are in fact causing an unstable environment to destabilize companies and thus the economy. They envision rebuilding a socialist utopia on top the rubble of a failed country. As Rick Perry might say, it is treason.


30 posted on 08/17/2011 1:49:10 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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