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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
    No, we need a non-obesity state.
    Sure would cut down on all the money lost by the federal government with "free" emergency room care .
    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 Montecresto View Post
    That is beside the point that we keep hearing conservatives claim that the US at 35% has the highest tax rate in the world, which is irrelevant sense nobody pays 35%!
    You're not paying attention, are you. There are deductions no matter what country you live in. We have one of the highest statutory rates. We also have one of the highest EFFECTIVE rates. The fact that the statutory rate and the effective rate aren't the same is just a red herring. And the tax RATE is just PART of the problem. The fact that unlike MOST developed nations, we expect corporate tax on every dollar of profit generated by any US multinational anywhere on the planet really compounds the problem. The bottom line here is that the US Tax system puts US multinationals at a global disadvantage to corporations from other countries. That's why they're inverting.
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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
    No, we need a non-obesity state.
    Sure would cut down on all the money lost by the federal government with "free" emergency room care .
    So you want government to control your behavior for you?
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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
    A pretty good summation jcj.
    My wife and I have gone to many a Tim Horton's in our travels together to ME, NH and VT since the 1980's.
    IIRC, they're not just limited to breakfast/coffee etc. either.
    Then there's competition from Friendly's also.

    As for dunkin donuts, my cousins and Aunts/Uncles got me started there back in the 1970's.
    They're even here in my Illinois county.

    Have you been to any Blimpie's?
    They seemed to be in every small town on US 11 from the VT border through the top of NY all the way to Watertown.
    Quite an Amish area on US 11 also .
    Good afternoon NIMBY - hope all is well

    Thanks for correcting my stupid spelling - it is indeed Dunkin' Donuts - I'm lucky I didn't spell it Doughnuts too!!

    You're right about Tim Horton's - they expanded into a lunch menu about a decade ago, opening up sit-down eating areas, etc. becoming more of a sandwich shop in that respect and filling a niche that went wanting here for a long time - they change things up on a regular basis and have seasonal fare as well.

    But not all things that are booming successes in Canada translate into equal success in the US - I remember Canadian Tire, iconic here in Canada, venturing into the US and getting slaughtered. Seems our banks do pretty good business in the US though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    VAT's are a bad idea. They lend to inflation, and hit the poor the hardest.
    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 myself 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 .
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So you want government to control your behavior for you?
    How come conservatives never see a middle ground between "ignore the problem" and "federally mandated food portioning?"
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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
    No, we need a non-obesity state.
    Sure would cut down on all the money lost by the federal government with "free" emergency room care .
    It is a common myth that obesity costs the health care system extra money. Obese people cost less money than thin people because they are less likely to visit the doctor and more likely to die suddenly and never incur the expensive care one receives with protracted illness.

    This is also true for smokers.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    You're not paying attention, are you. There are deductions no matter what country you live in. We have one of the highest statutory rates. We also have one of the highest EFFECTIVE rates. The fact that the statutory rate and the effective rate aren't the same is just a red herring. And the tax RATE is just PART of the problem. The fact that unlike MOST developed nations, we expect corporate tax on every dollar of profit generated by any US multinational anywhere on the planet really compounds the problem. The bottom line here is that the US Tax system puts US multinationals at a global disadvantage to corporations from other countries. That's why they're inverting.
    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.
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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
    It is a common myth that obesity costs the health care system extra money. Obese people cost less money than thin people because they are less likely to visit the doctor and more likely to die suddenly and never incur the expensive care one receives with protracted illness.

    This is also true for smokers.
    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.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So you want government to control your behavior for you?
    Well first of all I didn't say I wanted government to control my behavior and you know that.
    And I doubt you're satisfied with the stress on our Health system from unforced obesity errors .
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