Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1 exactly what constitutes a windfall? 
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North of Atlanta
    Posts
    178
    This is sweet! A DUmmy asks a thoughful question, shows some independent thought.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com...esg_id=3420347

    ProdigalJunkMail (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 12:40 PM
    Response to Original message
    1. exactly what constitutes a windfall?
    that term scares me...

    sP
    And I love this. This one thinks he has the answer. Instead it is just showing it's ignorance.

    Breeze54 (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 12:44 PM
    Response to Reply #1
    3. They made $36 BILLION in PROFITS!!!
    Uh oh! More indepent thought....This DUmmy wants to granite.

    ProdigalJunkMail (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 12:47 PM
    Response to Reply #3
    4. but how much of that is % and how much is volume?
    the company i work for makes MUCH higher margins than the oil companies do...are we making windfall profits? they DO have the most utilized product on the planet...could it be that they are not gouging us and it is volume that is to blame for those numbers?

    i am all for doing away with their $17billion in tax breaks...but windfall profits is an awfully vague term...

    sP
    Thanks to SarasotaRepub for your help! :D
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    HR Corporate Scum patriot45's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Plant City, Florida
    Posts
    10,917
    Here is a good definition of a windfall profit, from Boortz.

    Ok .. first of all, just what are "windfall profits?" Does anyone have a handy definition? Might I offer one? Damn right I might. Try this: "A tax levied on a industry by a politician eager to pander to economically ignorant voters who, for whatever reason, are upset with that industry."

    : “Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.”
    ” Obummercare, 20 percent of the time it works everytime.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    nc
    Posts
    670
    Yep. And O'Reilly drives me nuts every time he stumps against evil big oil. Like our "public servants", none of 'em could change the oil in their own damn car, but know all about how an oil company needs to be run.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Senior Member Zeus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Tiny Redneck town in Texas
    Posts
    2,054
    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Here is a good definition of a windfall profit, from Boortz.
    Ok .. first of all, just what are "windfall profits?" Does anyone have a handy definition? Might I offer one? Damn right I might. Try this: "A tax levied on a industry by a politician eager to pander to economically ignorant voters who, for whatever reason, are upset with that industry.
    yeppers thats pretty much it. "you got & I want it"
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    Senior Member FDK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    1,603
    Anybody got a mole to burn reminding the DUmmies that the consumers end up paying those taxes?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6  
    HR Corporate Scum patriot45's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Plant City, Florida
    Posts
    10,917
    Quote Originally Posted by FDK View Post
    Anybody got a mole to burn reminding the DUmmies that the consumers end up paying those taxes?
    Imagine burning moles every time we needed to clue the DUmmies in on the real world! Oh, the carbon footprint would be huge!!

    : “Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.”
    ” Obummercare, 20 percent of the time it works everytime.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7  
    Senior Member Zeus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Tiny Redneck town in Texas
    Posts
    2,054
    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Imagine burning moles every time we needed to clue the DUmmies in on the real world! Oh, the carbon footprint would be huge!!

    Guy could go broke just purchasing the carbon offsets
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •