Burger King’s plan to scurry across the Canadian border to avoid U.S. taxes could be seen as the corporate equivalent of flipping President Barack Obama the bird….
“My sense is this is Burger King trying to dodge paying its taxes. I don’t know that I’d attribute it to their making a move like this to directly challenge Obama,” Frank Clemente, executive director of the nonprofit Americans for Tax Fairness, told The Huffington Post. “I can’t say what’s on the company’s mind here, whether they’re trying to beat the clock on this and do something before Congress passes legislation or do something before Obama signs an executive order.”
It irks me to see U.S. corporations declare bigger than ever profits and then shirk their tax responsibilities by moving out of the country. As far as I am concerned Burger King might just as well move all their stores to as I will not be frequenting any of them in the future. They can send me all the coupons they want but they will go immediately to the trash can.
Burger King is also known for paying no more than minimum wage to most of their store employees. In my small town that results in huge turnover and low customer service. I’m sure the executive officers are well paid and like most others have figured a way to get their lavish bonuses year after year.
Goodbye Whooper…… We overthrew one king I guess we can do the same to this one…