NOOZHAWK Article: Local Police Receive New Patrol Cars (October 6th, 2014)

Here is the Article:

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/local_police_new_patrol_cars_20141005

My Responses:

The starting salary of an S.B. Police Officer is, according to Noozhawk in 2012:

“The average 2012 salary and overtime for an Santa Barbara police officer was $99,084 per year, with sergeants bringing in $130,476 annually. A top-step police officer can cost the city $180,830 per year in salary, benefits and taxes.”

Most of us who are not a part of the Military Industrial Complex, which now apparently wholly encompasses Police Departments, paying for it with OUR Tax dollars, are simply left to languish in Debt Servitude, mired in the Reagan-esque “Trickle-Down” LIE, the new “Service” Economy, i.e. Sharecropper System.

America is “Great” if and only if you’re rich;
And only if you truly enjoy continual Wars of American Aggression;
And only if you love Bank Fraud;
And only if you love gigantic monopolistic corporations that pay ZERO dollars in Taxes;
And only if you love sending your children to fake colleges for totally worthless “degrees;
And only if you love Unemployment;
And only if you love being bankrupted by “Health Care Insurance;”
And only if you love being bankrupted by “Student Loan” Debt;
And only if you love being bankrupted by fraudulent mortgages;
And only if you love an entire government run by greasy, duplicitous little politicians who Lie, Cheat and Steal from the Taxpayers to line their own pockets and give Trillions of dollars to the Banking Cartels;

And if you don’t give a damn about the Poor, the Elderly, the Disabled Miserables…

What a “Great” country indeed!!

CM

Local Police Ready to Roll Out New Squad Cars as Ford Crown Vic Nears End of the Road on Noozhawk

Christina Marlowe 13 hours ago

Yes…While this government, ostensibly a government of “We the People,” but in reality, a government that works exclusively, decade after decade, on behalf of the money interests of the enormously wealthy Corporate Persons, thereby positively fortifying that wealth and consolidating THEIR power and the Quisling marionettes in this absolute Joke of a government (Quick, Go look up Kleptocracy–NarcoKleptocracy works just as well).

WE the PEOPLE, on the other hand, get NOTHING. WE get to hand over a large portion of our hard- earned income to crooks; So that these crooks, sell-out politicians, not only bail out trillionaire bankers again and again with OUR money, but they also get to fritter our hard-earned tax dollars for such imperatives as quadrupling the budget for militarization and the redoubling of the efforts to ramp up our police and our military.

Meanwhile, all programs designed for the common good, for social uplift, etc. have been systematically dismantled and destroyed. Intentionally. And the filthy rich get richer and filthier.

This is sick beyond words. And this IS America.

CM
Local Police Ready to Roll Out New Squad Cars as Ford Crown Vic Nears End of the Road on Noozhawk

interlopersb Wrote:

You have failed to make a connection tying your rambling diatribe with new police cars.

Christina Marlowe wrote:

Okay. In one word: PRIORITIES

In other words, our very own elected officials would rather arm the local police to the teeth and give them brand new gigantic gas guzzlers, not to mention allowing them more and more “authority” to throw their weight around and bully the very people who pay their salaries; A top priority.
Meanwhile, the average people in this country are left with a criminally corrupt and irretrievably corporatist government; A government that would rather send our poorest, most vulnerable youths to WAR; A government that would rather allow millions and millions of people to lose their homes, jobs, savings, retirement, et al, in the interest of BANKS, yes, the thoroughly Fraudulent banking cartels and Corporate empires that have absolutely NO ALLEGIANCE to America or anything else BUT MONEY.
What ever did happen with ENRON??

CM

interlopersb:
“Please elaborate on how corporations are paying zero dollars in taxes.”
ANSWER:
MEET THE TOP WALL STREET AND CORPORATE TAX DODGERS
On February 7, 2013, Senator Bernie Sanders is introducing
legislation to crack down on Wall Street and corporate tax avoiders that
are avoiding tens of billions in taxes every year by shifting profits
to the Cayman Islands and other tax havens. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
is introducing the companion bill in the House.
The Business Roundtable represents some of the largest Wall Street and corporate tax avoiders in the country.
Recently, the Business Roundtable came out with a plan to raise the
eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security to 70, cut Social
Security and veterans’ benefits, and increase taxes on working families.
Many of the corporations and Wall Street banks represented by the Business Roundtable have:
 avoided more than $128 billion in taxes by setting up over 500
subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and other offshore tax
havens since 2008;
 received more than $6.5 billion in tax refunds from the IRS, after making billions in profits;
 outsourced hundreds of thousands of American jobs to China and
other low wage countries, forcing their workers to receive unemployment
insurance and other federal benefits; and
 received a total taxpayer bailout of more than $2.5 trillion from
the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department and nearly caused the
economy to collapse over four years ago.
Instead of cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and
veterans’ benefits, it is time for these corporate and Wall Street tax
dodgers to pay their fair share in taxes and bring jobs back home to
America.
Here are just a few examples of how the corporations and Wall Street
banks these CEOs work for have significantly harmed our economy and the
federal budget:
1. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.
Number of Offshore Tax Havens in 2010? 371.
In 2010, Bank of America operated 371 subsidiaries incorporated in
offshore tax havens. 204 of these subsidiaries are incorporated in the
Cayman Islands, which has a corporate tax rate of 0%.
Amount of federal income taxes Bank of America would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.5 billion.
Bank of America has stashed $18.5 billion in offshore tax havens to
avoid paying U.S. income taxes. Bank of America would owe an estimated
$2.5 billion in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax
avoidance was eliminated.
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $1.9 billion tax refund.
Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS in 2010, even though it made $4.4 billion in profits.
Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? Over $1.3 trillion.
During the financial crisis, Bank of America received a total of
more than $1.3 trillion in virtually zero interest loans from the
Federal Reserve and a $45 billion bailout from the Treasury Department.
2. JP Morgan Chase CEO James Dimon
Number of Offshore Tax Havens in 2010? 83.
In 2010, JP Morgan Chase operated 83 subsidiaries incorporated in offshore tax havens.
Amount of federal income taxes JP Morgan Chase would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $4.9 billion
JP Morgan Chase has stashed $21.8 billion in offshore tax haven
countries to avoid payng income taxes. If this practice was outlawed, it
would have paid $4.9 billion in federal income taxes.
Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? $416 billion
During the financial crisis, JP Morgan Chase received a total of
more than $391 billion in virtually zero interest loans from the Federal
Reserve and a $25 billion bailout from the Treasury Department, while
Jamie DImon served as a director of the New York Federal Reserve.
3. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $278 million tax refund.
In 2008, Goldman Sachs received a $278 million refund from the IRS, even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion that year.
Number of offshore tax havens in 2010? 39.
In 2010, Goldman Sachs operated 39 subsidiaries in offshore tax haven countries.
Amount of federal income taxes Goldman Sachs would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $3.32 billion.
Goldman Sachs has stashed $20.63 billion in offshore tax haven
countries to avoid payng income taxes. If this practice was outlawed, it
would have paid $3.32 billion in federal income taxes.
Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? $824 billion.
During the financial crisis, Goldman Sachs received a total of $814
billion in virtually zero interest loans from the Federal Reserve and a
$10 billion bailout from the Treasury Department.
4. General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt
Number of offshore tax havens? At least 14.
GE has at least 14 tax haven subsidiaries in Bermuda, Singapore, and Luxembourg for the purpose of avoiding U.S. income taxes.
Amount of federal income taxes General Electric would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $35.7 billion.
GE has stashed $102 billion in offshore tax haven countries to avoid
paying income taxes. If this practice was outlawed, it would have paid
$35.7 billion more in federal income taxes.
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $3.3 billion tax refund.
In 2010, not only did General Electric pay no federal income taxes,
it received a $3.3 billion tax refund from the IRS, even though it
earned over $5 billion in U.S. profits.
Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve? $16 billion.
During the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve provided GE with
$16 billion in financial assistance, at a time when Jeffrey Immelt was a
director of the New York Federal Reserve.
Jobs Shipped Overseas? At least 25,000 since 2001.
Since 2001, General Electric has closed more than 30 manufacturing
plants in the United States, cut 34,000 American jobs, and added 25,000
jobs overseas. General Electric now has more workers abroad than it does
in the United States.
On December 6, 2002, Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric,
said at an investor’s meeting: “When I am talking to GE managers, I
talk China, China, China, China, China. You need to be there. You need
to change the way people talk about it and how they get there. I am a
nut on China. Outsourcing from China is going to grow to $5 billion. We
are building a tech center in China. Every discussion today has to
center on China. The cost basis is extremely attractive. You can take an
18 cubic foot refrigerator, make it in China, land it in the United
States, and land it for less than we can make an 18 cubic foot
refrigerator today, ourselves.” Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman, CEO of
General Electric, quoted at an investor meeting on December 6, 2002.
5. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $705 million tax refund.
In 2010, Verizon received a $705 million refund from the IRS despite earning $11.9 billion in pre-tax U.S. profits.
Amount of federal income taxes Verizon would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $525 million.
Verizon has stashed $1.5 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. Verizon would owe an estimated $525 million in
federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
American Jobs Cut in 2010? In 2010, Verizon announced 13,000 job cuts, the third highest corporate layoff total that year.
6. Honeywell International CEO David Cote
Amount of federal income taxes paid from 2008-2010? Zero. $34 million tax refund.
From 2008 through 2010, not only did Honeywell pay no federal income
taxes, it received a $34 million tax refund from the IRS, even though
it earned over $4.9 billion in U.S. profits during those years.
Amount of federal income taxes Honeywell would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.835 billion.
Honeywell has stashed $8.1 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. Honeywell would owe an estimated $2.835
billion in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
7. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2009? Zero. $55 million tax refund.
In 2009, not only did Merck pay no federal income taxes, it received
a $55 million tax refund from the IRS, even though it earned more than
$5.7 billion in U.S. profits.
Amount of federal income taxes Merck would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $15.5 billion.
Merck has stashed $44.3 billion in offshore tax haven countries to
avoid paying income taxes. If this practice was outlawed, it would have
paid $15.5 billion more in federal income taxes.
8. Corning CEO Wendell Weeks
Amount of federal income taxes paid from 2008-2010? Zero. $4 million tax refund.
From 2008 through 2010, not only did Corning pay no federal income
taxes, it received a $4 million tax refund from the IRS, even though it
earned nearly $2 billion in U.S. profits during those years.
Amount of federal income taxes Corning would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $3.78 billion.
Corning has stashed $10.8 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. Corning would owe an estimated $3.78 billion
in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
9. Boeing CEO James McNerney, Jr.
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? None. $124 million tax refund.
Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to
build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS in
2010.
Amount of federal income taxes Boeing would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $66 million.
Boeing would owe an estimated $66 million more in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was eliminated.
American Jobs Shipped overseas? Over 57,000.
Since 1994, more than 57,000 Americans lost their jobs at Boeing as a result of overseas outsourcing or rising imports.
Amount of Corporate Welfare? At least $58 billion.
Boeing received over $58 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans and loan guarantees from the Export-Import since 1994.
10. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Amount of federal income taxes Microsoft would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $19.4 billion.
Microsoft has stashed over $60 billion in offshore tax haven
countries to avoid paying income taxes. If this practice was outlawed,
it would have paid 19.4 billion more in federal income taxes.
11. Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs
Amount of federal income taxes Qualcomm would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $5.8 billion.
Qualcomm has stashed $16.4 billion in offshore tax haven countries
to avoid paying income taxes. If this practice was outlawed, it would
have paid $5.8 billion more in federal income taxes.
12. Caterpillar CEO Douglas Oberhelman
Amount of federal income taxes Caterpillar would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $4.55 billion
Caterpillar has stashed $13 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. Caterpillar would owe an estimated $4.55
billion in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
13. Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers
Amount of federal income taxes Cisco would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $14.455 billion.
Cisco has stashed $41.3 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. Cisco would owe an estimated $14.455 billion
in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
14. Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris
Amount of federal income taxes Dow Chemical would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $3.5 billion.
Dow has stashed $10 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying
U.S. income taxes. Dow would owe an estimated $3.5 billion in federal
income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was eliminated.
15. Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld
Amount of federal income taxes Alcoa would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.9 billion.
Alcoa has stashed $8.3 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. Alcoa would owe an estimated $2.9 billion in
federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
16. Stanley Black & Decker CEO John Lundgren
Amount of federal income taxes Stanley Black & Decker would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $1.26 billion.
Stanley Black & Decker has stashed $3.6 billion in offshore tax
havens to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. They would owe an estimated
$1.26 billion in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax
avoidance was eliminated.
17. Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown
Amount of federal income taxes Motorola Solutions would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $350 million.
Motorola Solutions has stashed $1 billion in offshore tax havens to
avoid paying U.S. income taxes. They would owe an estimated $350 million
in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
18. Tenneco CEO Gregg Sherill
Amount of federal income taxes Tenneco would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $269 million.
Tenneco has stashed over $698 million in offshore tax haven
countries to avoid payng income taxes. If this practice was outlawed, it
would have paid $269 million in federal income taxes.
19. Express Scripts CEO George Paz
Amount of federal income taxes Express Scripts would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $19 million.
Express Scripts has stashed over $54 million in offshore tax haven
countries to avoid paying income taxes. If this practice was outlawed,
it would have paid $19 million in federal income taxes.
20. Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman
Amount of federal income taxes Caesars Entertainment would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $15 million.
Caesars Entertainment has stashed $42 million in offshore tax haven
countries to avoid paying income taxes. If this practice was outlawed,
it would have paid about $15 million more in federal income taxes.
21. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink
Amount of federal income taxes BlackRock would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $525 million.
BlackRock has stashed $1.5 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. BlackRock would owe an estimated $525 million
in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
22. United Parcel Service (UPS) CEO D. Scott Davis
Amount of federal income taxes UPS would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $1.12 billion.
UPS has stashed $3.2 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying
U.S. income taxes. UPS would owe an estimated $1.12 billion in federal
income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was eliminated.
23. CA Technologies CEO William McCracken
Amount of federal income taxes CA Technologies would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $700 million.
CA Technologies has stashed nearly $2 billion in offshore tax havens
to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. CA Technologies would owe an
estimated $700 million in federal income taxes if its use of offshore
tax avoidance was eliminated.
24. Eaton CEO Alexander Cutler
Amount of federal income taxes Eaton would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.24 billion.
Eaton has stashed $6.4 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. Eaton would owe an estimated $2.24 billion in
federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
25. Nasdaq OMX Group CEO Robert Greifeld
Amount of federal income taxes Nasdaq OMX Group would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $21 million.
Nasdaq OMX Group has stashed $60 million in offshore tax havens to
avoid paying U.S. income taxes. Nasdaq OMX Group would owe an estimated
$21 million in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance
was eliminated.
26. Textron CEO Scott Donnelly
Amount of federal income taxes Textron would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $165 million.
Textron has stashed $470 million in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. Textron would owe an estimated $165 million in
federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
27. Thermo Fisher Scientific CEO Marc Casper
Amount of federal income taxes Thermo Fisher Scientific would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $1.645 billion.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has stashed $4.7 billion in offshore tax
havens to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. Thermo Fisher Scientific would
owe an estimated $1.645 billion in federal income taxes if its use of
offshore tax avoidance was eliminated.
28. Weyerhaeuser CEO Daniel Fulton
Amount of federal income taxes Weyerhaeuser would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $8 million.
Weyerhaeuser has stashed $22 million in offshore tax havens to avoid
paying U.S. income taxes. It would owe an estimated $8 million in
federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
29. World Fuel Services CEO Paul Stebbins
Amount of federal income taxes World Fuel Services would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $278 million.
World Fuel Services has stashed $794 million in offshore tax havens
to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. It would owe an estimated $278
million in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was
eliminated.
30. Time Warner CEO Glenn Britt
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $74 million tax refund.
In 2008, not only did Time Warner pay no federal income taxes, it
received a $74 million tax refund from the IRS, even though it earned
over $2 billion in U.S. profits.
31. R.R. Donnelly & Sons CEO Thomas Quinlan III
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $49 million tax refund.
In 2008, not only did R.R. Donnelly & Sons pay no federal income
taxes, it received a $49 million tax refund from the IRS, even though
it earned $561 million in U.S. profits.

CM

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