Posts Tagged ‘taxpayers’

Robert Reich: Poverty-Level Wages

Posted by admin on Sunday, April 11, 2021

Robert Reich Money Quote saying those working full time jobs at minimum wage are costing the government in subsidies for those same families, so employers should contribute or pay more to workers. Robert Reich said:
 
Poverty-level wages cost U.S. taxpayers $152.8 billion a year in public support for working families. So it's only logical to raise taxes on big companies that give their workers poverty-level wages, to pay for this subsidy Quote
 

Poverty-level wages cost U.S. taxpayers $152.8 billion a year in public support for working families. So it’s only logical to raise taxes on big companies that give their workers poverty-level wages, to pay for this subsidy” — Robert Reich

 

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Robert Reich: Stock Price Taxpayer

Posted by admin on Monday, June 29, 2020

Robert Reich Money Quote saying Drug development funded by taxpayers is contributing to the Gilead bottom line profit. Robert Reich said:
 
the drug was developed with a $37.5 million grant from the federal government paid for by the taxpayers. Once again, Big Pharma is set to profit on the taxpayer's dime Quote
 

“As Gilead’s stock price rises on reports of remdesivir, remember that the drug was developed with a $37.5 million grant from the federal government paid for by the taxpayers. Once again, Big Pharma is set to profit on the taxpayer’s dime” — Robert Reich

 

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Nick Hanauer: Pay a Living Wage

Posted by admin on Friday, January 8, 2016

Nick Hanauer Money Quotation saying paying employees better means they won’t need public assistance programs to relieve poverty. Nick Hanauer said:
 
When businesses pay workers a living wage, taxpayers are relieved of the burden of funding the poverty programs like food stamps and medical assistance and rent assistance that those workers need Quote
 

“When businesses pay workers a living wage, taxpayers are relieved of the burden of funding the poverty programs like food stamps and medical assistance and rent assistance that those workers need” — Nick Hanauer

 

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Elizabeth Warren: Big Company Lobbyists & Lawyers

Posted by admin on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Elizabeth Warren Money Quotation saying voters elected congress to protect the interest of taxpayers and not the interests of Wall Street banks. Elizabeth Warren said:
 
Elizabeth Warren The American people sent us here to stand up for taxpayers, to protect the economy
 

“The American people sent us here. Republicans, democrats, and independents. They sent us here to stand up for them, to stand up for taxpayers, to protect the economy. Nobody sent us here to stand up for Citigroup” — Elizabeth Warren

 

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Dave Barry: IRS Agents Regular Desroyers

Posted by admin on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dave Barry Money Quotation saying IRS agents seem to have free access to our bank accounts with threat of interest and penalties – frightening prospects on par with identity theft. Dave Barry said:
 
folks at the IRS are regular people just like you, except that they can destroy your life Quote
 

“And to you taxpayers out there, let me say this: Make sure you file your tax return on time! And remember that, even though income taxes can be a ‘pain in the neck,’ the folks at the IRS are regular people just like you, except that they can destroy your life” — Dave Barry

 

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G Guttman: IRS v Taxpayers

Posted by admin on Monday, April 4, 2011

G. Guttman Money Quotation saying We’re pretty gullible with our taxes when the IRS makes claims and we treat them as though there is only one answer and no options. G. Guttman said:
 
If the IRS took 100 taxpayers at random and sent each an incorrect notice that they owed an extra $92.35 in taxes and interest, more than two-thirds would probably just send in a check without investigating further Quote
 

“If the IRS took 100 taxpayers at random and sent each an incorrect notice that they owed an extra $92.35 in taxes and interest, more than two-thirds would probably just send in a check without investigating further” — G. Guttman

 

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