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Comment: Re:What are they doing? (Score 1) 46

by grcumb (#48954975) Attached to: Perl 6 In Time For Next Christmas?

They've been working at Perl 6 for - what? Ten years now? In that time one can develop an OS from scratch. What's Perl going to do? Give you minty fresh breath all day long and unlimited sex with multiple, highly-desirable partners of your choice?

No, that was Perl5. Perl6 is all of that, with Asian twins.

... oh, and regular expression grammars, but hey: Asian twins!

Comment: Re:Double Irish (Score 1) 534

by KiloByte (#48954787) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

This is easily fixable: just declare I"P" to be not property, at least for this purpose. You already don't pay any taxes for holding it (which would fix some obvious copyright abuses).

This would leave physical property, services and financial operations as means of shifting cost.

Physical property is easiest to check: the company would need to ship a constant stream of one-sided widgets. These have obvious value: selling a box of screws $1M a piece is obvious fraud. Purchasing no end of usable wares at no more than 20-30% loss for 90% of the company's revenue, year by year, is not something reasonably doable.

Services mean the wealth is actually created overseas.

Financial operations are the hardest to oversee reliably, but if you skip all the creative accounting and look at the total net of money moved around, then again, shifting 90% of the company's revenue year by year is not something easy to hide.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 534

by TapeCutter (#48954651) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

Free market is exactly absence of government...

Sorry but that's the Fox news definition.

"Free" - as in anyone is free to participate in the market.
"Market" - A set of rules governing trade, normally created and enforced by governments, eg: property law.

In other words the all too common Fox definition of "free market" is actually an oxymoron.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 534

by roman_mir (#48953697) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

Everything private is cheaper in a free market economy. In a non-free market economy (which is what is set up almost everywhere across the world), private companies can manipulate governments to their advantage by buying influence and thus preventing actual competition.

FDA is there to prevent competition, so is every other law and tax, preventing actual competition creates a skewed market, in which it is impossible to get a true reading on what costs are actually.

Same with any government operation, money is fungible, so government operations are subsidised in more ways than one. Since there are very few actual free markets and that health care is not allowed to operate as a free market almost anywhere at all, comparing private health care in a non-free market and declaring that government beats free-market private health care is in itself a gigantic lie that you prefer to promote, that's your business, but you are not going to fog this issue that way for me.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 534

by roman_mir (#48953659) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

It is a set of corporations, parent corporation and a number of daughter businesses set up to minimise taxes and other types of liabilities. It is what I have to work with in the current environment. I prefer bearer certificates personally, they are a bit difficult to set up today. I prefer it if governments didn't exit at all and there was no such thing as a government controlled corporate charter of-course, given that the world is what it is, I come up with the best way of doing business I can in our reality.

Comment: Re:Two things (Score 1) 534

by ScentCone (#48953649) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

Obama has no expectation that this will ever pass.

Of course he has no expectation that it will pass. In fact, he'd be horrified if it did! He absolutely does NOT want it to pass, because it's pure theater, designed to allow lefty politicians to say in advertisements that their opponents hate education spending, etc. It's 100% empty, completely disingenuous rhetoric, and should have the bright light of day on it from the beginning.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 0) 534

by roman_mir (#48953639) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

Apple would exist just fine, government wouldn't exist.

Government shouldn't be protecting anybody in business for any reason, including 'intellectual property' nonsense.

As to murdering and kidnapping - this is a private matter, it is up to any given locality how to deal with such nonsense, personally I prefer completely private security and private courts for handling any criminal activity.

Roads do not disappear if government does not usurp power by oppressing people into submission, roads should be completely private as well.

Gasoline quality and whatever other quality, all of it is up to private brands to maintain and compete upon.

A functioning government is a Mafia and should be understood and treated as such.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 534

by roman_mir (#48953625) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

Yes, hypocrisy is amusing, however there is no hypocrisy with a company that earned money in a foreign country not bringing its profits to USA so they can avoid paying those taxes.

As to the corporate charter provided by government - this shouldn't exist.

There shouldn't be intellectual property law - this shouldn't exist.

Free market is exactly absence of government creating monopolies, destroying competition, taxing income and profit and wealth, meddling with businesses, passing labour laws, etc.

There shouldn't be any government and there shouldn't be such a thing as 'limited liability' provided by government corporate law.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 534

by roman_mir (#48953593) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

Yes, deficits are bad. Yes, running deficits and adding to debts means higher future payments due to interest on the debt and it means higher future taxes.

In order to restart economic activity debts have to be paid off and/or restructured, debts have to be minimised and deficits have to stop.

Running deficits means taxing future earnings at a higher rate than the current tax rate, that's because debts cannot be accrued forever and it's not fake 'borrowing ceiling' that governments don't care about, it's the real lending ceiling that will be imposed by people who will no longer subsidise your economy with their productivity.

Cutting taxes and increasing debt based spending or inflation based spending is not cutting taxes at all, which is why Bush never actually cut taxes, he increased them by increasing spending.

USA is now the biggest debtor in history of the world and his happened since Nixon defaulted on the dollar in 1971 and the inflation started wiping out USA economy.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 534

by roman_mir (#48953513) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

Government provided health care is not cheaper. FDA is not cheaper, government laws and taxes and regulations do not make things cheaper, they either make things impossible or much more expensive than otherwise.

You are full of statistics, aren't you? Private health care, actually private, without government intervention cannot be beat by price by any government health care at all, given that TAX AND REGULATIONS COSTS ARE HIDDEN FROM SIGHT.

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