Showing posts tagged: economy
Scott Walker’s turd.
There was a study recently in which thirty of the largest companies in the United States are now spending more on lobbying than they pay in Federal taxes.
Elizabeth Warren on the Daily Show tonight (via kateoplis)
Apple’s executives had estimated that about 8,700 industrial engineers were needed to oversee and guide the 200,000 assembly-line workers eventually involved in manufracturing iPhones. The company’s analysts had forecast it would take as long as nine months to find that many qualified engineers in the United States. In China, it took 15 days.
Americans need to pay more taxes, not corporations…
1952 corporate tax as a % of GDP = 32.1%
2010 corporate tax as a % of GDP = 1.3%
1952 Payroll taxes (Social security) as a % of total federal revenue = 9.7%
2010 Payroll taxes (Social security) as a % of total federal revenue = 40.0%
The Economist first put Silvio Berlusconi on the cover in 2001, when we ran an investigative story looking at his business dealings. Ten years and several libel suits later, he is standing down. Our slideshow remembers this long relationship.
Fantastic covers from The Economist. Hahahah.
Is America over? (Taken with instagram)
“So far, 15 of my fellow Marine buddies are meeting me there, also in uniform. I didn’t fight for Wall Street. I fought for America.” (via Occupy Wall Street – A Collection | STREET ART UTOPIA)