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Mike Lester

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Considering the highest tax rate actually paid by corporations isn’t even CLOSE in the U.S.? Most of the tax code, especially for corporations, are EXEMPTIONS, not taxes.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 4 months ago

    Look at the debt and the deficit. Americans don’t pay enough tax, considering what they expect their government to do for them.

  3. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 4 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    Now you’re seeing the problem. Personal responsibility has gone out the window. Look to the almighty govt to provide……

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 4 months ago

    Vote vote vote. If you don’t vote, you don’t live in a democracy.
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    John Boehner doesn’t ALLOW straight up or down votes on the Country’s Business in the House of Representatives – including on tax code changes.
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    Where is Mr. Boehner living? Where does Mr. Boehner expect the rest of us to live?
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    Vote in November.

  5. piobaire

    piobaire said, 4 months ago

    ^ Responsibility is the problem, in more ways than for individuals. Corporations want subsidies, let alone low taxes. They want everyone else (we the people, as the government) to pay for benefits given to minimum-wage workers, to pay for roads, bridges, airports and all the other infrastructure they rely on, educating the masses who will do their work, a military to protect them and to facilitate their endeavors, and so on and on and on. Corporations (in general) don’t view themselves as the engines that employ people and power our country; corporations view themselves as means to accumulate power and wealth.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    This issue really makes me angry. It is the job of the CONGRESS to pass laws including revising the tax code. If you don’t like inversion you should change the law. Right now a company only has to have 20% of it’s business over seas and they can deduct the cost of doing the process from their income tax. Our top tax rate is too high but then again hardly any company pays it, they all have numerous tax loop holes they use to avoid it. How about lowering the rate and closing the loop holes? How about reducing the 10000 page code to something reasonable by eliminating all of the special interest provisions. How about adjusting the code to make it much harder for other countries to game the system by offering special deals to US companies.

    Of course the biggest offender when it comes to not paying taxes they owe, is small businesses. They have ample opportunities to not report or hide income or create questionable expenses. The IRS estimates they avoid about five times as much tax as the big companies do.

    The whole situation is plain stupid but there isn’t a Congress person who wants to step in and hurt their re-election chances. This includes all those fine conservatives who staunchly push for smaller government and lower taxes.

  7. Larry

    Larry said, 4 months ago

    Is B.K. going over the cliff?
    They are second to McD. in sales.

  8. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 4 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Yea just ask all the liberal tax dodgers like GE,Costco,Google,the Washington Post to name the biggest ones.
    I guess Burger King didn’t donate to the DNC.It seems to be OK for Democrat donors to dodge or skip paying taxes but not anyone else.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 4 months ago

    There seems to be a considerable lack of knowledge as pertains to multi-national corporations and their tax rates if they are headquartered in the U.S. Do any of you know about the 9% rate corporations have to pay on overseas income that Canada doesn’t require?

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 4 months ago

    @sw10mm

    “Look to the almighty govt to provide……”

    …no-bid contracts for multibillion-dollar weapons projects that the military neither needs nor wants, just to get jobs in their home states. You and I are both paying to keep a bunch of contractors somewhere else fat and happy.

    But hey, so long as at least some of that money goes to kill people you hate….

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    OMG! ROFL! PAIN! GE is a “liberal” corporation! That “denis” is such a card!!

  12. scubaeqhp

    scubaeqhp said, 4 months ago

    In spite of all the corporate exemptions, they still pay more than any other country in the world. Smart business move BK. I’ll still be eating there and prices won’t rise like they will for those companies staying in the USA. Sounds like what has already happened in California is happening all over the USA. Love it libs? Your fault for wanting bigger govt.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Is there a corporation on any of the major indexes that PAYS the highest corporate tax rate in the world?

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