Just a couple of off-the-wall questions

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  1. Bill Griffith

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    Just a couple of yes or no questions. Please keep the answer to yes or no (do not explain your answer yet) and then later when there are enough responses it can be "discussed".

    1. Do corporations in this country (Take Coke for instance) pay taxes?

    2. Does the USA produce enough oil to cover its own needs?

    there are correct answers to both of these questions, I just got into a discussion with someone that thinks these answers aren't widely known.
     
  2. Brian Perry

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    1. Yes. The corporate federal tax rate is 35%.
    2. No.
     
  3. Tim Hoover

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    Just like Brian, I'm gonna go with
    1-yes
    2-no
     
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    1. Yes
    2. No
     
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    I'm gonna use my 100th post to answer

    1. Yes
    2. Yes
     
  6. Bill Griffith

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    Correct answers will come tomorrow.

    thank you for participating. And keep the answers coming.
     
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    1. Yes
    2. No (biting my tongue hard)
     
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    Yes
    No
     
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    I'm going to be different and go with:

    No
    Yes

    Greg
     
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    Yes
    Yes
     
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    1. yes
    2. no

    and apologies if the answers are wrong, I'm not American.
     
  12. BrianB

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    Yes
    No
     
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    NO
    Yes
     
  14. Paul Jenkins

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    1) no, only individuals pay taxes. while companies are taxed by the government as an earlier poster pointed out, corporations merely pass that cost onto the purchaser as cost of goods sold. it all boils down to the individual, who pays all taxes. don't let the wonderful liberal machine tell you different [​IMG]

    2) no, not today, but it could [​IMG]

    nice trick questions...
     
  15. Bill Griffith

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    Since Paul played the party Pooper [​IMG] and actually explained the answers and since he's also the first one that got it mostly (I'll explain) write I will tell everyone the answers.

    1. No, As Paul stated. Only the end user pays the taxes (By the way the end user is us).

    2. No, Based on a study by the EIA Reserve & Production Division the US Concsumes over 26 million Barrels per day.(thats 26,000,000) Our domestice production at the time of the study (1 Year Ago) was About 5 Million Barrels per day, and even with the New Alaskan area Open (the ANWR) we still only produce just under 7 Million Barrels per day. In fact if we were to be able to draw all the oil out of the ground in and around our country we still would fall short of our daily consumption. So we can not now nor will we ever (If things remain they way they are) be able to meet our daily consumption.

    Now I'm not some tree hugging earth muffin or anything. I love oil and all that it brings. But its always good to be informed.

    Granted while the first question was kind of a trick question, No is the correct answer. Thanks for playing.
     
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    To point out misconceptions.
     
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    That rely on semantic arguments...

    As Brian Perry pointed out, you could semantics to argue that the original poster is wrong on his second point. So again, what is the point of it?

    And I'm pretty sure one could come up with a suitable semantic argument against 1 being "no" in all cases too.
     
  20. Bill Griffith

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    There is no semantic arguement here. Like I said before there is only one true answer to the questions posted.

    I stated that the first was kind of a trick question only to appease those that see it that way. That was a mistake. In reality, what really happens is that both the answers are no.

    You can debate and argue against the wording of the questions, but you know what I was asking. In reality The end user pays taxes, and we do not and can not produce enough oil to meet our consumption. And yes we do need it. If you don't think we need it tell me what area will work without it.

    As for the point, 1. My own curiosity as to how informed people are with common everyday things (Like Taxes and Oil), and 2. to point out misconceptions.

    These are facts and if you choose to believe them fine, if you choose not to believe them, thats fine as well. Wheather you believe or not will not change the truth.
     

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