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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #150 on: February 12, 2023, 09:50:50 AM »
Not it's not. A subsidy is paid to you from government money that the government already has, regardless of your businesses revenue or profit or tax bill.

A tax break requires your business to generate revenue/profit/a tax bill, it is effectively a discount on the money you have to give the government - from money that you already have.

For example:
Tesla, in the USA they claim they operate at a loss. They pay no tax (not a tax break btw), and receive subsides for each car produced (the subsidy operates completely independently of the tax liability). If the US government were to give Tesla a tax break it would be worthless as their tax liability is already at zero.

Weta (film making company in NZ). They generate a revenue and profit, they are liable for say $100 million in tax, the government gives them a 'discount' on the tax (a tax break) and they pay $60 million. No subsidies.

Assuming the money used to pay tax is yours before the tax is calculated or due/calculated is something you might expect in a fully communist country.

Some people are incapable of understanding this.
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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #151 on: February 12, 2023, 11:42:30 AM »
Why do people care about what corporations pay in taxes? For the most part, we benefit from the products corporations make. in a lot of cases, corporations are a part of our national security. They get subsidized sometimes. Who cares?

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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #152 on: February 12, 2023, 12:08:20 PM »
Some people are incapable of understanding this.

neither do you.  read what he's talking about and what the discussion was about at the time.


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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #153 on: February 12, 2023, 02:25:59 PM »
Corporations also pay a lot of taxes. They have a lot of folks on payroll who also pay taxes. All those people need groceries, housing vehicles.... which also bring in more taxes. Those businesses also pay tax and hire employees. It's much more far reaching.
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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #154 on: February 12, 2023, 02:27:20 PM »
Corporations also pay a lot of taxes. They have a lot of folks on payroll who also pay taxes. All those people need groceries, housing vehicles.... which also bring in more taxes. Those businesses also pay tax and hire employees. It's much more far reaching.

That's exactly right.

Where would we even be without major corporations?
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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #155 on: February 12, 2023, 11:28:07 PM »
Corporations also pay a lot of taxes. They have a lot of folks on payroll who also pay taxes. All those people need groceries, housing vehicles.... which also bring in more taxes. Those businesses also pay tax and hire employees. It's much more far reaching.

so don't tax any corporations, we can pay the taxes. to be fair anybody making more than 100k won't pay taxes either.

who will pay then.



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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #156 on: February 14, 2023, 10:42:29 PM »
neither do you.  read what he's talking about and what the discussion was about at the time.


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I understand exactly what was being talked about prior and what he said in the post I quoted. There IS a difference between subsidies and tax breaks and most people don't understand that difference.
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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #157 on: February 14, 2023, 10:43:34 PM »
so don't tax any corporations, we can pay the taxes. to be fair anybody making more than 100k won't pay taxes either.

who will pay then.

I know people that are making over 100k and they are paying taxes.
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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #158 on: February 14, 2023, 11:47:46 PM »
I know people that are making over 100k and they are paying taxes.

like I said before you misunderstood.


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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #159 on: February 15, 2023, 04:52:15 PM »
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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #160 on: February 16, 2023, 10:45:59 PM »
like I said before you misunderstood.


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Gaslight much?
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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #161 on: February 16, 2023, 11:01:38 PM »
One thing that I don't get is that some people have almost a personal vendetta and hatred of Tesla.
I don't like the fact that we are being pushed into electric vehicles, but I really think Tesla is a remarkable company.

I think what Elon musk has accomplished so far in his life is just astounding. I remember back in the day when he sold PayPal and I heard that he was going to spend his money on building a rocket to go to Mars. I thought he was going to lose all of his money on a stupid venture. The guy is amazing and what he's done is incredible, even if you don't like the guy I think you have to acknowledge that.

But I would love for Tesla to succeed. I would love for this truck to succeed. It seems like some people just want to fail. I don't get that. Like what is it to them if it makes it or fails. Rooting for someone to fail is kind of not a good trait in my opinion.

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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #162 on: February 17, 2023, 05:02:06 AM »
^ 100%

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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #163 on: February 17, 2023, 10:25:47 AM »
But also...  You know exactly why there's so much vitriol for Musk, we just can't discuss it here. 

(maybe your post was rhetorical...)

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Re: Tesla 500 mile range Semi will cost more than $200,000
« Reply #164 on: February 17, 2023, 10:32:47 AM »
But also...  You know exactly why there's so much vitriol for Musk, we just can't discuss it here. 

(maybe your post was rhetorical...)

This...he was their green hero until he started speaking the truth

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