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Old 17-04-2013, 11:11   #46
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Re: Should Carnival reimburse the US?

"As far as on board jobs, Carnival is one of the largest employers of foreign workers... Average salary for General Service Employees (Not Crew) on board a cruise ship is $1500 per month with 7 day work weeks on six month contracts... How many Americans do you think would work for that? "

good thing they make some tips......

spot on, jeremiason--omg we agree.....world is coming to an end.....
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No Taxes - The Cruise Lines' Dirty Little Secret : Cruise Law News

They also don't pay any taxes!!!
So yes, they should reimburse the US or loose the privilege of using our ports.
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No Taxes - The Cruise Lines' Dirty Little Secret : Cruise Law News

They also don't pay any taxes!!!
So yes, they should reimburse the US or loose the privilege of using our ports.
But wait, maybe your math is wrong
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Old 17-04-2013, 17:56   #49
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spot on, jeremiason--omg we agree.....world is coming to an end.....
I beleive the world survived the end of the Mayan Calendar... So it will probably continue to turn if we occasionally agree on something
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Re: Should Carnival reimburse the US?

"They also don't pay any taxes!!!"
Tax avoidance is perfectly legal and generally a sign of good business acumen. And as that URL points out, they take advantage of a provision that IS in the US tax code. Don't like it? Change the code. Yes, the tax code is unfair, you can thank your fellow voters for electring the people who wrote it. As Pogo said, about the enemy.
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Re: Should Carnival reimburse the US?

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The Cost of Rescue: Why Carnival Shouldn’t Pay and the U.S. Shouldn’t Accept | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News

Can They Bill Us?

If a government can bill Carnival for the costs incurred during a rescue, can Carnival bill the government for performing a rescue for us? In the last ten years, sometimes at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard, Carnival ships were involved in the at-sea rescue of 126 people. Carnival – like almost every other cruise ship in the world – participates in AMVER – the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System. When called, member ships drop everything and head towards rescue.

So if the government can charge $17,000 per hour for a Coast Guard 378 foot cutter, how much can Carnival charge the government for the Carnival Conquest? At 953 feet with 1,150 crew aboard, I’m guessing that it’s a few dollars more than $17,000. Add in the reasonable expense of refunds to the 2,900 passengers for possible lost port calls and we may find ourselves in a game we don’t want to play. Make no mistake, when Conquest (as an AMVER participant) pulls migrants off a raft they are spending their money to support U.S. Coast Guard operations.
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So you would also be against letting Carnival keep the rescued refugees aboard as indentured servants? Because that sure would reduce salary costs which could reduce the price of cruise tickets, and solve the repatriation problems too.

Pan American used to issue passports to "passengers" who were born over international waters, why not let Carnival adopt the ones they rescue at sea?

Or Carnival could say "thanks for the rescue, and we're going to offer 50% off cruise prices for all uniformed servicemen for six months to acknowledge that debt" and really spin some publicity in their favor.
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rodlmao......good dreams...reality s that obuzzard would prolly bail out the carnival line for no reason at all..and encourage em to ship into usa more illegals....
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It's just chest pounding by lawyers elected to representative gubberment. Forget the fact that US $17 trillion in debt ... Look, look over here... It's SHINY!!

And I thought we went cruising to escape the Hotel Sierra !!

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