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The sad part out of all of this is they still enjoy all the infrastructure the country offers, yet they move to ireland by "relocating their central HQ" or just...changing the company's nationality and bam, nothing changes, except you wave an Irish flag instead of an american one, oh, and you pay little to no taxes.
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I have heard that Canada has become increasingly "business friendly" over the years.

For taxes, the game is really simple. Complain that US taxes are high and threaten to move to Canada. Threaten that Canadian taxes are high and threaten to move to the Netherlands. Etc, etc, until global tax rate approaches 0. But wait, there's more: you can also ask for subsidies, since governments should pay corps for the privilege of providing jobs.

Four things can counter this:

1. government regulation (which is "bad" - and almost impossible, since it would require global cooperation)
2. supplier boycott (suppliers probably can't afford to do that, and they're probably playing the same game)
3. consumer boycott (consumers aren't united, and we'd probably just argue back-and-forth indefinitely)
4. earth gets hit by a big asteroid...
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I think everyone's greedy in this situation. Burger King doesn't want to pay. /A successful fast food business, mind you/ And the government wants money. Money's evil. We're evil.
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I can care less about Burger King, it's the worst food company out there >,<
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Personally, I loves Me some Burger King.
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Two years ago, they revamped their whole menu to look like McDonalds in order to save themselves since they were failing miserably. It's the reason why they had so many celebrity endorsers for their commercials. I never understood the concept of buying things just because a celebrity is in the advertisement.
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everyones talking about there financial problems there commericials are f@#!ing wierd women rubbing cheesburgers all over there body great selling point burger king im straight the women are hot but theres nothing sexy about smearing mustard on all over your cleavege
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Posted 8/29/14

Myugenlol wrote:

The sad part out of all of this is they still enjoy all the infrastructure the country offers, yet they move to ireland by "relocating their central HQ" or just...changing the company's nationality and bam, nothing changes, except you wave an Irish flag instead of an american one, oh, and you pay little to no taxes.


Don't worry. Us regular working types will pick up the slack with higher wage taxes.
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DeadlyOats wrote:


Myugenlol wrote:

The sad part out of all of this is they still enjoy all the infrastructure the country offers, yet they move to ireland by "relocating their central HQ" or just...changing the company's nationality and bam, nothing changes, except you wave an Irish flag instead of an american one, oh, and you pay little to no taxes.


Don't worry. Us regular working types will pick up the slack with higher wage taxes.


But not before lowering taxes for the higher brackets, because EVERYONE KNOWS money trickles down. It's not like the Walton family sits on their billions of dollars instead of investing everything they don't get taxed.

Some of these politicians are too dumb.
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Posted 8/29/14 , edited 8/29/14

Myugenlol wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:


Myugenlol wrote:

The sad part out of all of this is they still enjoy all the infrastructure the country offers, yet they move to ireland by "relocating their central HQ" or just...changing the company's nationality and bam, nothing changes, except you wave an Irish flag instead of an american one, oh, and you pay little to no taxes.


Don't worry. Us regular working types will pick up the slack with higher wage taxes.


But not before lowering taxes for the higher brackets, because EVERYONE KNOWS money trickles down. It's not like the Walton family sits on their billions of dollars instead of investing everything they don't get taxed.

Some of these politicians are too dumb.


Some are dumb and some just don't care. As long as they can spin things and keep their donors happy, they don't care what the country faces long term. Both political parties speak in economic half truths and are fond of statements that sound legit, but are flat out lies. As a country, the US simply stopped investing in their future. The government doesn't do it. The corporations don't do it. The average citizen doesn't do it. Try to tell people that and they get all MURICA on you, but the path is laid out. Worst case scenario, we will be a third world country by the end of the century if something doesn't drastically change. The best case has the US becoming like England, wondering where are our influence went and bitterly trying to accept that we are no longer an important country in the eyes of the rest of the world.
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I vote for the big asteroid. Zombie Apocalypse sounds good too.

Situations like this make me cringe as a business/finance/economics student. We see the ups and downs for all sides and it truly becomes a question of morality and greed.
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It is quite troubling, there have been countless times in the senate and news where they urge the GOVT to invest in energy, to invest in infrastructure (especially after the super bowl incident), to invest and reform education, and it just isn't happening. I think it's more the corporation's interest in increasing wealth for it's shareholders that leads to the abusive lobbying and ultimately disinterest in government officials for actually doing something.
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Posted 8/31/14 , edited 8/31/14
Funny thing, BK isn't even an American company anymore anyway, it was bought out by 3G Capitol back in 2010 which is Brazilian.
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Posted 8/31/14
Harvey's makes a really great burger.
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