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    Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    There is a big controversy lately with Burger King seeming to avoid taxes in the US lately. Our "official corporate tax rate" is 35% however BK paid around 26-27%. In the US the effective corporate tax rate was however 12.6% in the US. My question is: "Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?"


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    Re: Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    There is a big controversy lately with Burger King seeming to avoid taxes in the US lately. Our "official corporate tax rate" is 35% however BK paid around 26-27%. In the US the effective corporate tax rate was however 12.6% in the US. My question is: "Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?"
    What's sad is there seems to be those of a certain *cough*Tea-Party*cough* mindset that seem to think that it's patriotic to avoid paying taxes.
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    Re: Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    What's sad is there seems to be those of a certain *cough*Tea-Party*cough* mindset that seem to think that it's patriotic to avoid paying taxes.
    No tea party group I know of or read about thinks it's patriotic to avoid paying taxes. They are against the massive debt our country has, they believe in a balanced budget approach, they want to see more jobs and less welfare. Want to know what's sadder? Pathetic morons on the internet maligning groups they read about in Mother Jones or the Daily Kos and have zero understanding or experience who demegogue out of nothing but partisan loyalty. That's no only sad but irresponsible.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    There is a big controversy lately with Burger King seeming to avoid taxes in the US lately. Our "official corporate tax rate" is 35% however BK paid around 26-27%. In the US the effective corporate tax rate was however 12.6% in the US. My question is: "Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?"
    What taxes is BK avoiding by changing their company HQ post merger?
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    Re: Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    There is a big controversy lately with Burger King seeming to avoid taxes in the US lately. Our "official corporate tax rate" is 35% however BK paid around 26-27%. In the US the effective corporate tax rate was however 12.6% in the US. My question is: "Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?"
    Where is your source?

    And the usa today published an article that essentially said bk will still pay the same taxes

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    Re: Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    We don't need to be a tyrannical nation. Policy makers know what will keep (and bring) companies in this country and they are to blame if companies leave.
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    Re: Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    Outgoing Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp was actually allowed to put forth his Tax-rewrite bill this term as a favor since he is chair-term-limted and is retiring.
    Even though it didn't have a prayer of getting a vote on the dysfunctional House floor.
    Most agree this is what is needed.

    Btw GOPs, Paul Ryan will be no lackey on this issue and has serious scores to settle within his own party.
    As soon as he gives up on President for about 10 years, he will get this House in order .
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    Re: Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    I invest my money with a company .... that company has a responsibility to MAXIMIZE my investment.

    Any other questions?

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    Re: Should Companies That Avoid Taxes in USA Be Allowed to do Business in the USA?

    John Boehner is also benefiitting from inversions in his private portfolio--not that he knows what he's doing.
    He's admitted in public he's not an economic expert.
    Good thing he has Paul Ryan around .
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