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

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    Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, released a statement Monday calling on consumers to boycott the home of the Whopper after Burger King announced late Sunday that it was in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company in the process.
    Burger King confirmed the deal on Tuesday; as part of the plan, Burger King would relocate its headquarters to Canada, a move that could lower its corporate taxes.
    I am wondering how his constituents that are employed by Burger King feel about this. Way to throw them under the bus Sherrod.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    I say we boycott the MIC and buy more John Deere tractors! Did I hear that Warren Buffet was behind Burger Kings move?
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    As usual, a Dumbocrat misses the point.
    How about lowering the Corporate Tax rate, Brownie? Maybe if it wasn't the highest in the industrialized world, Burger King wouldn't be looking to leave the US.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    As usual, a Dumbocrat misses the point.
    How about lowering the Corporate Tax rate, Brownie? Maybe if it wasn't the highest in the industrialized world, Burger King wouldn't be looking to leave the US.
    Except that nobody pays that rate. Compare what's actually paid to the rest of the world, it looks different then.
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    I posted this on another thread on this issue, so I'll post it here as well for stereophonic effect.

    The liberal backlash against this move is quite puzzling but not unexpected.

    People are aware, I hope, that Burger King is actually currently 70% owned by a South American company, not American owned.

    People are aware, I hope, that more than 50% of Burger King's profits are earned outside of America, and yet they pay significantly higher corporate tax on those external profits than their competitors world-wide pay.

    People are aware, I hope, that Burger King's operations within America are still paying the going tax rate in place in whichever State they operate and they still employ tens of thousands of people throughout America.

    People are aware, I hope, that unlike some other companies that can offshore their manufacturing and production, Burger King is basically a local enterprise that purchases goods and services in the communities they operate in.

    People are aware, I hope, that a South American company and a Canadian company merging is likely to take advantage of preferential tax laws in whichever countries they operate in. Large, publicly traded enterprises don't become successful and profitable, and enrich their shareholders, many of which are pension and mutual fund administrators, by overpaying taxes in some misguided debt to excessive government intervention.
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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
    Except that nobody pays that rate. Compare what's actually paid to the rest of the world, it looks different then.
    So, if I have your argument down correctly, you're claiming that the owners and business executives of Burger King and its corporate owners are too stupid to realize that they've got it really good in America and they won't save any money at all by relocating their international headquarters in Canada. You're smarter than they are, is that it?
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    Re: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal

    I think we should boycott all the fast food joints. Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the US.
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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
    Except that nobody pays that rate. Compare what's actually paid to the rest of the world, it looks different then.
    Clearly the rate for Burger King will be lower in Canada.

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

    I call for abolishing the corporate income tax.

    However, I don't like Burger King anyway.
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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
    So, if I have your argument down correctly, you're claiming that the owners and business executives of Burger King and its corporate owners are too stupid to realize that they've got it really good in America and they won't save any money at all by relocating their international headquarters in Canada. You're smarter than they are, is that it?
    No, I'm not arguing that, at all. Just pointing out that only dumbasses pay 35%. And then probably not for long. I'm sure Burger Kings move is beneficial for them. I Can't imagine them doing it otherwise. And I appreciate the info in your other post.
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