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1 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 5, 2014 3:17:49pm

They’ll make it up in volume.

2 Skip Intro  Wed, Feb 5, 2014 3:36:53pm

re: #1 Decatur Deb

They’ll make it up in volume.

I think in Twitter’s case, it’s noise, not volume. They need to charge people for each tweet, like cell phone carriers used to do with text messages. That will clear the crap off of Twitter overnight.

3 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Feb 6, 2014 5:02:37am

Nothing kills a company faster than greed.

4 Jayleia  Thu, Feb 6, 2014 5:44:20am

Don’t charge per tweet, charge per derp. If they charged by the derp, even the US low corporate tax rates would mean that we could have nice things.

5 Political Atheist  Thu, Feb 6, 2014 6:52:15am

re: #2 Skip Intro

I think in Twitter’s case, it’s noise, not volume. They need to charge people for each tweet, like cell phone carriers used to do with text messages. That will clear the crap off of Twitter overnight.

IMO they need to clean house. Otherwise the hateful noise becomes a revenue source and then too few want to wade through that to use it.

6 jvic  Thu, Feb 6, 2014 9:04:34am

re: #4 Jayleia

Don’t charge per tweet, charge per derp. If they charged by the derp, even the US low corporate tax rates would mean that we could have nice things.

(Boldface mine.) Regarding those “US low corporate tax rates”:

WASHINGTON, March 30 [2012] (Reuters) - The United States will hold the dubious distinction starting on Sunday of having the developed world’s highest corporate tax rate after Japan’s drops to 38.01 percent, setting the stage for much political posturing but probably little tax reform.

Across most of the political spectrum there is broad agreement that the U.S. corporate tax rate is too high, though few corporations actually pay that rate because the loophole-riddled tax code gives them lower “effective” rates.

In February, President Barack Obama proposed a corporate tax reform blueprint that included a 28 percent top rate.

The average 2012 corporate tax rate for the 34 developed countries is 25.4 percent, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

In other words, Obama’s proposed rate is about 10% higher than the developed-country average.

My source for the above is the Huffington Post. Please back up your claim that US rates are “low”.

7 missliberties  Thu, Feb 6, 2014 10:43:56am

You can’t monetize everything people.

I hope they take it off the stock market. It was stupid to put it there in the first place.

8 GunstarGreen  Thu, Feb 6, 2014 11:09:53am

Surprising nobody, there’s not a whole lot of money in providing a place for twits.

9 Ace-o-aces  Thu, Feb 6, 2014 12:23:35pm

re: #6 jvic

Across most of the political spectrum there is broad agreement that the U.S. corporate tax rate is too high, though few corporations actually pay that rate because the loophole-riddled tax code gives them lower “effective” rates.

That’s a rather important point you glossed over.

10 iossarian  Fri, Feb 7, 2014 7:29:48am

re: #9 Ace-o-aces

That’s a rather important point you glossed over.

Right - you have to look at effective rates. The proposed top rate of 28% (note “top” rate) along with the elimination of (some? most?) loopholes is presumably designed to bring us in line with the reported average.

11 jvic  Fri, Feb 7, 2014 1:41:46pm

re: #9 Ace-o-aces

re: #6 jvic

Across most of the political spectrum there is broad agreement that the U.S. corporate tax rate is too high, though few corporations actually pay that rate because the loophole-riddled tax code gives them lower “effective” rates.

That’s a rather important point you glossed over.

I figured that absolutely no one would ever notice that passage in my post. Why else would I choose to copy and paste it?

Foiled again.


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