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jjigglers wrote:WharfRat wrote:For the same reasons they give hefty tax breaks to millionaires. They've got the rest of us by the balls.
I thought your income tax % goes up as your income goes up?
Matthias wrote:at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter. $70,000 isn't that much money and how the car company decides to spend it is up to them (since they made the car, their cost is significantly less than $70k, but i'll leave that aside).
no matter what happens, the gesture is going to be symbolic. seventy thousand just doesn't get you very far in most things (to an individual? yes. to a charity? no.) so it's not really a big deal.
however, there is some blindness in denouncing the $70k car as a silly marketing expense on the part of chevrolet and ignoring the bigger picture... my friend produces corporate parties for gq and the like and their budgets for a single even can run up to $5MM. basically, money is spent every day to make some people who don't really need it, feel better. others go without. such is the way of life.
Matthias wrote:exactly. the issue isn't how many starving $70,000 could feed, the issue is if they would've gotten it in any case. (and, additionally, i'm sure that chevrolet does donate money to charities out of it's corporate budget... this money just came out of marketing's, that's all.)
and cold-hearted republican? that one i gotta laugh at. flaming liberal, i'm afraid. just also aware of how people and corporations work (and also the real amounts that make a difference).
but this has gotten far afield... why don't we just all agree that a yellow corvette is nothing that anybody, much less miggie, would drive, and laugh at chevrolet for thinking this is what best represents their brand? (and i'll even put up a $5 bounty for anyone in the d.c. area or otherwise who actually gets a picture of miggie driving it... i'm sure we could get even more pledges).
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