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  1. sierra60

    sierra60 said, 23 days ago

    so true. Didn’t Burger King see how this worked out for Walgreens?

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 23 days ago

    @sierra60

    Walgreens bought out or will buy out Boots in the UK, but I thought Walgreens HQ was remaining in the US?


    Meanwhile, the company I work for was established in London by an American with American funding and is now mostly owned by that American pension fund company. It is now a pan European company (with 2/3rds of its workforce in India) and moved its headquarters to…Luxembourg, where it employs no-one except an accounting firm. :-|

  3. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 23 days ago

    Corporations are people? Get your stories straight.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 23 days ago

    Don’t like the tax ‘code?’ The House of Reps turns over EVERY TWO YEARS. Get out the VOTE for a Rep who’ll CHANGE the bloody ‘code.’
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    Rocket science this is not. It is the most American democracy at it’s most basic. We’re lucky to have been gifted with it. Make in work for coming generations then: Vote Vote Vote

  5. cdward

    cdward said, 23 days ago

    @wmconelly

    Most recent studies suggest that you can’t call our current system an actual democracy. We are technically speaking (or at least in practice), an oligarchy. Sure, we get to vote, but it is the the small group who controls the government who choose the candidates. And once a candidate is elected – even one with good intentions – they are quickly molded into the shape their handlers choose.

  6. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 23 days ago

    Its quite ironic that liberal/progressive Canada has much lower corporate taxes than the USA.

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 22 days ago

    Hey they are following our laws and doing what is best for their business. If you could send your W2 to a Canadian mailing address and avoid paying income tax, I bet a lot of people would do that.

  8. twhalen

    twhalen said, 22 days ago

    I have decided to never purchase anything at Burger King again. Please join me.

  9. echoraven

    echoraven said, 22 days ago

    @JmcaRice

    Very.

  10. ODon

    ODon said, 22 days ago

    @twhalen

    I was with you on that one decades ago.

  11. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, 22 days ago

    Whatever Burger King’s reason for moving to Canada, taxes may not be the primary driver; while the US nominal tax rate is double Canada’s, few US corporations pay anything like the nominal rate, and large numbers don’t pay at all. However, Canada has been infected with the same trickle-down economic thinking as the US for years now, so it is possible that BK is in fact pulling a tax inversion and taking advantage of better tax loopholes in Canada. What we can be sure of is neither country is likely to benefit, just the shareholders.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 22 days ago

    @JmcaRice

    You make the assumption that the US actually makes companies pay the rates they advertise. This would be almost totally false. When you factor in loopholes, incentives, and other tax breaks, no one pays the posted rate. Therefore, although your point may be correct in theory, it is not applicable to reality.

  13. opednance

    opednance said, 22 days ago

    @JmcaRice

    Canada has strict banking regulations so that the bankers don’t tank the economy and then get bailed out by the taxpayers.
    http://www.nber.org/digest/dec11/w17312.html
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    The US spends FAR too much money on the military which includes the costly (and non-functioning) F35, a nuclear arsenal that could blow up the earth several times over, Cold War style weapons, too many foreign bases, etc. etc. etc. Then the contractors make sure they build their products across all of the states so that people are hesitant to stop this madness because it affects local jobs.

  14. opednance

    opednance said, 22 days ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    BK told me that they were NOT moving their corporate offices to Canada too – I assume that is the same lie you received.
    They must have had responses prepared because I contacted them right after this news came out and received a reply the same day.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 22 days ago

    The US government seems to believe that the best way to bring peace to the middle east is to provide them with weapons, tanks, and other instruments of war. This is a costly investment, and is absolutely guaranteed to create more war, where the US government will feel obligated to further invest.

    If we were to only stop the madness of arming every warlord and thug throughout the world, we might be able to afford to fix our bridges and keep our citizens healthy.

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