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ElMariachi
06-17-2009, 07:10 PM
I never thought I would say this, but I'd be up for an Obama for Putin swap straight-up, no vodka need be thrown in. At this point I'd much rather have a cold and calculating but competent and realistic leader over a naive and inexperienced idealist.


Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on U.S. companies' foreign operations, saying it would amount to double taxation that will hurt the global economy.

"This is a serious decision for the world economy," Putin said at a meeting of the Presidium, the government said on its web site. "If taxes are imposed on all companies working abroad, then it will mean the total destruction of the system for avoiding double taxation."

Putin instructed Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin to hold discussions on the plan with Obama's administration.

Kudrin met with finance ministers from the Group of Eight over the weekend and signed an agreement with Italy outlining a system for avoiding double taxation.

Obama has proposed canceling a provision of the tax code that allows foreign subsidiaries of U.S. corporations to defer tax payments on money that is reinvested in local operations.

"It's a tax code that says you should pay lower taxes if you create a job in Bangalore, India, than if you create one in Buffalo, New York," he said in May, referring to the current state of the U.S. tax code, media reported

john_doe2
06-17-2009, 07:19 PM
Yeah, it's funny to see the far left socialists like the Russians and the Chinese get worried about the our current nut job in office. When those guys are worried, then you know you're in deep poop.

AronP24
06-17-2009, 07:20 PM
Ruh roh ..wonder who sputnik will side with on this one...he has a man crush on Putin AND Soetero ....I'm thinkin he sticks with putin since he often says he wished putin were prez for lyfe yo

leafs43
06-17-2009, 07:40 PM
NBC Nightly News tonight basically said Obama's honeymoon is coming to a close and people are starting to question his actions.



About f'ing time.

kappakai
06-17-2009, 07:42 PM
NBC Nightly News tonight basically said Obama's honeymoon is coming to a close and people are starting to question his actions.


RACISTS!!!!

NBC =
Ni66as
Be
Crazy!

dabbmw2002
06-17-2009, 07:43 PM
I have disliked Putin for quite awhile, but I would swap him for Obama in a heart beat. He's dealt with Socialism in reality, while Obama only experienced it in his textbooks.

Vitalshok44
06-17-2009, 07:47 PM
Am I the only one noticing a reprehensible lack of Spetsnazos in this thread? lol

dabbmw2002
06-17-2009, 07:52 PM
Am I the only one noticing a reprehensible lack of Spetsnazos in this thread? lol

not shocked, he refuses to respond directly anytime his hero refutes socialism and embraces economic and government policies that are contrary to socialism.