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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    I call for abolishing the corporate income tax.

    However, I don't like Burger King anyway.
    If corporations are people and can contribute to political parties and such, then they can pay some taxes.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    You know this country has gone stark raving mad when a sitting US Senator calls for a boycott a business that employs thousands of people and is collaterally responsible for the well being of probably thousands of suppliers to that business.

    What a stupid and irresponsible thing for him to do. Proof positive that our politicians are hopelessly clueless.
    I certainly agree with your statement.

    Words have consequences, he may have created huge problems for the workers of BK/suppliers who live pay check to pay check. I doubt he even thought of the trickle down effect of what he was saying.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If corporations are people and can contribute to political parties and such, then they can pay some taxes.
    Yes, because corporations don't pay any taxes now.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Did he call for one on Apple? GE? Or how about any of the following...

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    1983 McDermott International Engineering Panama $2.7 billion
    1994 Helen of Troy Consumer Products Bermuda $1.3 billion (FY 2014)
    1996 Triton Energy Oil and Gas Cayman Islands Acq by Hess in '01
    1996 Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) Engineering Netherlands $11.1 billion
    1997 Tyco International Diversified Manufacturer Bermuda $10.6 billion
    1997 Santa Fe International Oil and Gas Cayman Islands Acq by Transocean in '07
    1998 Fruit of the Loom Apparel Manufacturer Cayman Islands private company
    1998 Gold Reserve Mining Bermuda N/A
    1998 Playstar Corp. Toys Antigua Acq by Premier Mobile in '06
    1999 Transocean Offshore Drilling Cayman Islands $9.4 billion
    1999 White Mountain Insurance Insurance Bermuda $2.3 billion
    1999 Xoma Corp. Biotech Bermuda $35.5 million
    1999 PXRE Group Insurance Bermuda Acq by Argonaut Group in '07
    1999 Trenwick Group Insurance Bermuda Acq by LaSalle Re Holdings in '00
    2000 Applied Power Engineering Bermuda Now called Actuant $494 million
    2000 Everest Reinsurance Insurance Bermuda $5.6 billion
    2000 Seagate Technology Data Storage Cayman Islands $14.4 billion
    2000 R&B Falcon Drilling Cayman Islands Acq by Transocean in '00
    2001 Global Santa Fe Corp. Offshore Drilling Cayman Islands Acq by Transocean in '07
    2001 Foster Wheeler Engineering Bermuda $559 million
    2001 Accenture Consulting Bermuda $28.6 billion (FY 2013)
    2001 Global Marine Engineering Cayman Islands Acq by Bridgehouse Capital in '04
    2002 Noble Corp. Offshore Drilling Cayman Islands $4.2 billion
    2002 Cooper Industries Electrical Products Bermuda Acq by Eaton in '12
    2002 Nabor Industries Oil and Gas Bermuda $1.6 billion
    2002 Weatherford International Oil and Gas Bermuda $15.2 billion
    2002 Ingersoll-Rand Industrial Manufacturer Bermuda $12.3 billion
    2002 PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Consulting Bermuda N/A
    2002 Herbalife International Nutrition Cayman Islands $4.8 billion (sales)
    2005 Luna Gold Corp Mining Canada $85.3 million
    2007 Lincoln Gold Group Mining N/A
    2007 Western Goldfields Mining N/A Acq by New Gold in '09
    2007 Star Maritime Acquisition Grp Shipping N/A Now Star Bulk $69 million
    2007 Argonaut Group Insurance Bermuda $1.4 billion
    2007 Fluid Media Networks Music Distribution
    2008 Tyco Electronics Industrial Manufacturer Switzerland Now TE Connectivity $3.4 billion (FY '13)
    2008 Foster Wheeler Engineering Bermuda $3.3 billion
    2008 Covidien Healthcare Ireland $10.2 billion
    2008 Patch International Inc Oil and Gas Canada
    2008 Arcade Acquisition Group Financial
    2008 Energy Infrastructure Acquisition Group Energy
    2008 Ascend Acquisition Group Electronics N/A Acq by Kitara Media in '13
    2008 ENSCO International Oil and Gas United Kingdom $4.9 billion
    2009 Tim Hortons Inc Restaurant Chain Canada $3.2 billion
    2009 Hungarian Telephone & Cable Corp. Telecommunications Denmark $219 million
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    2013 Cadence Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals Ireland $110 million
    2014 Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals Ireland $2.2 billion
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    2014 Medtronic Pharmaceuticals Ireland $16.5 billion

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Yes, because corporations don't pay any taxes now.
    Not sure what your comment is about here. We currently have a corporate tax structure, there are enough loopholes for the big corporations to get around those taxes, but they do exist. My comment was directed at the general statement that there should be no corporate taxes. So....
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not sure what your comment is about here. We currently have a corporate tax structure, there are enough loopholes for the big corporations to get around those taxes, but they do exist. My comment was directed at the general statement that there should be no corporate taxes. So....
    Fair enough.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    I'm talking about the corporation's access to the marketplace (you,) not your individual access to the marketplace.

    It seems to me that we are undervaluing the customer's role in this, by allowing Burger King and other to profit in our markets while sidestepping the taxes.

    A VAT would address this, by tying the tax to the transactions directly. I'm not saying it's ideal or that's there's no better way, but at least a larger portion of the taxes would be going to the regions that generate the demand.
    A corporation is my property, thus its MY access to the market. What exactly is 'access to a market', being allowed to sell something in a country? Thats my natural born right to liberty. What am I getting from the govt specifically for my business that I havent already paid for with my income taxes?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If corporations are people and can contribute to political parties and such, then they can pay some taxes.
    And they can be jailed for murder too, and get their cars washed, and marry gay people. Yeah, weve heard that argument before. Corporations are exactly like people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    If I have multiple similar products to choose from and I don't like the actions of one of the companies providing those products, I will choose to not buy the product of that company.
    THat wasnt the question though. You implied that you are not going to go there 'anymore' as a result of this action, but then you say there is nothing wrong with this action. So why are you stating your intention to boycott them?

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

    I haven't read anything else in the thread, I just came in to say:

    While I'm against businesses being allowed loopholes to get out of paying taxes, Burger King's move will not get me to stop eating at Burger King. I'll eat there for the same reason I still eat at Chick-Fil-A. Why? Because it's good (relatively speaking, of course) and I see no reason to deprive myself because I disagree with actions which are legal.

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