Re: DiscoveryCh - AI

From: Chris Russo (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 17:04:18 MST

At 23:13 +0100 1/24/01, wrote:
>For instance, Microsoft is
>effectively tax-exempt (the poor blighters).

Eugene, give the holy war stuff a rest, huh? :)

I could be wrong, but it looks to me like Microsoft paid almost 5
*billion* dollars in income taxes last year on revenues of almost 23

Further, I don't think that 5 *billion* dollars includes payroll
taxes or property taxes which I'm sure are far from insignificant.


Chris Russo

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought 
or deed, I will gladly change.  I seek the truth, which never yet 
hurt anybody.  It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance 
which does harm."
              -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21

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