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Mark Zuckerberg Will Pay Gay Facebookers’ Health Care Tax Penalty

Not only has Facebook made creator Mark Zuckerberg so wealthy he’s promised to join other billionaires in donating half of his wealth, but the site is doing well enough that it’s opted to join Silicon Valley companies like Google, Cisco, and Kimpton Hotels in paying the federal government’s discriminatory tax penalty on gay workers whose partners receive health care benefits from Facebook. On average the tax bill is a little over one thousand dollars annually. I’d love to say this is just another way for Zuckerberg to improve his post-The Social Network reputation, but the announcement is really just an example of Facebook catching up to the tech competition, where recruiting the best talent now requires more than free Coke Zero in the lounge.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Dec 9, 2010
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  • 3 Comments
    • Vinh An Nguyen
      Vinh An Nguyen

      I’ve always thought Mark Zuckerberg is kinda cute. Does anyone out there know how he’s hung?

      Dec 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enron
      Enron

      @Vinh An Nguyen: He’s Jewish, so I suspect he is. If he put some more time in the gym, he would look really hot with a six pack, pecs and biceps.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gio
      Gio

      eh, jewish does not mean a big one. LOL maybe big nose? ahaha jk (getting flack for that)

      and yeah, while he might look “good” in that picture, I say it’s all thanks to angle.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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