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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    VAT's are a bad idea since Canada has one right?
    But inversions are a good idea since Canada allows them right?
    And IKE was not a holy grail DEM right?

    IIRC, President Eisenhower had the most progressive tax structure of any POTUS since WW2.
    And GOPs love to point out that JFK began changing that.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of this since I'm not an "expert" on the economy as Boehner has also said many times.

    And I'll repeat my self from past posts.
    The sooner both camps look back at the "small" agreement between Rep. Ryan and Sen. Murray from last December the better.
    It has prevented government shutdowns ever since .
    Actually, NIMBY, Canada hasn't had a VAT for a couple of decades now - it was replaced by a federal sales tax that is applied to all transactions for goods and services at every level of sale with very few exceptions. Our GST, which replaced the VAT, is considered far more transparent and fair because it hits all businesses and consumers equally and it isn't hidden within the price tag of a finished product. It's not very popular, perhaps because people can actually see how they're getting gouged by the taxman now.

    As for reducing corporate taxes in the US, President Kennedy did it to great success, reducing the rates significantly and increasing economic activity and revenue to the US treasury. President Reagan did likewise when he inherited a recession upon taking office, with the same great effect. President Bush 2 did likewise, after the intel bubble burst on the stock market and 9/11, with similar increases in tax revenue from lower rates.

    The choice seems to be, at least to me, do you want to gouge business so they refuse to expand and hire, or would it be better to take less from them, have them hire more people who pay taxes and buy goods, expanding the economy exponentially, and increasing tax revenue in the process? I'll take the latter every time.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    How come conservatives never see a middle ground between "ignore the problem" and "federally mandated food portioning?"
    How come Deuces use absolutes to complain about the use of absolutes?

    It's a mystery.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Got super-size?
    Any idea which decade the fast-food economy skyrocketed?
    All those Reagan jobs that are the first to go in an economic downcycle!

    The 1980's will be forever known as the start of the $400 plus billion dollar deficits.

    To be fair to GOPs, which will not be reciprocated during the Obama era,
    Tip O'Neill deserves every bit of my vitriolic enmity for getting "his" as Reagan does for getting "his" .
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    yea.. cut down on those "whopper overdosing"?
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The solution, of course, is to grind up the elderly into fertilizer and use it to grow more corn so we can stuff more corn syrup into things like bread.

    That's like four birds with one stone.
    Just grind up the dead fat people. It's more economical by the pound than elderly corpses and more nutritious.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Just grind up the dead fat people. It's more economical by the pound than elderly corpses and more nutritious.
    MMMMMM, the high sugar, high fat version of Soylent Green.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Can't say I remember being in a Blimpie's,
    but if it's been around a long time I probably visited at some point in my travels in the US, although I haven't been on a US road trip in a long time.
    Thanks for being a conservative on this thread with a great demeanor.
    The "Linc" in me is reemerging and I'm happy about that.

    I quoted this part of your post for a reason.

    Don't wait until you retire before you take long road trips in the USA, not to mention your own great Canada.
    I still remember the sight of the Regina skyline when we seemed to come around a big bend on Canada 1 IIRC.
    Now Thunder Bay, there's a wild-ass town.
    The Al-Can to Alaska--the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper--the diagonal from Golden, BC to Vancouver and so many more.

    On a solo to Utah once to see a recommended place known as the "slot canyons", I hiked with a great couple from Toronto.
    They were into the greenhouse business growing things like tomatoes.

    It's still the people you meet, the places you go and the things you do on these trips.
    It made going back to teach all the more inspiring for me .
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Got super-size?
    Any idea which decade the fast-food economy skyrocketed?
    All those Reagan jobs that are the first to go in an economic downcycle!

    The 1980's will be forever known as the start of the $400 plus billion dollar deficits.

    To be fair to GOPs, which will not be reciprocated during the Obama era,
    Tip O'Neill deserves every bit of my vitriolic enmity for getting "his" as Reagan does for getting "his" .
    But I thought deficits don't matter??
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    I've been boycotting BurgerKing for several years now because they did a major menu revamp.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Nor are you. I've not argued that corporations aren't paying hire taxes in America then other places, only that its not 35%, that's all.
    You're splitting hairs. I think everyone recognizes the difference between the statutory rate and the effective rate but if they didn't, they should now.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Has it escaped you that the rate is rather irrelevant, considering its not what they actually pay.
    Have you considered that the rate they actually pay is still higher than in Canada?
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