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U.S. policymakers gird for rash
of corporate expatriations

Washington Post, by Lori Montgomery

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Posted By:Toledo, 8/6/2014 9:07:50 AM

Washington policymakers are bracing for a wave of corporations to renounce their U.S. citizenship over the next few months, depriving the federal government of billions of dollars in tax revenue and stoking public outrage ahead of the Nov. 4 congressional elections. So far this year, about a dozen U.S. companies — including such well-known brands as Medtronic medical devices and Chiquita bananas — have merged with foreign firms and shifted their headquarters offshore to avoid U.S. taxes, analysts say. Dozens of additional deals are in the works, according to administration and congressional officials, and other companies are quietly contemplating the move. Last

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/6/2014 9:13:42 AM     (No. 9955040)

News flash -- the end user pays the tax! The business just passes the expense along to the folks that use the product (or goes out of business).
The US has the highest tax on business of all 1st tier countries. It makes it harder for US companies to compete against foreign companies so they go where the taxes are lower.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sw penn, 8/6/2014 9:19:59 AM     (No. 9955049)

Finally!

An adversary worth of the administration.

It´s name is

Reality!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 8/6/2014 9:23:01 AM     (No. 9955057)

After what the demolition-derby democrats did to companies like Delphi, why would businesses want to leave this country? If the businesses are gone, where will all the illegal aliens find work? Community organizers flunked the course on planning ahead.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/6/2014 9:41:20 AM     (No. 9955079)

I´m sure whatever the govn decides to do about this will only make the matter worse....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/6/2014 10:08:35 AM     (No. 9955116)

Interesting article, but note that the CVS CEO met with Chuck Shumer to talk about expatriations when CVS´ main competitor Walgreen´s was contemplating one. Crony capitalism - get the government to stop a competitor from doing something that may give it competitive advantage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Axeman, 8/6/2014 10:21:37 AM     (No. 9955135)

A US company should not have to pay taxes on money made and spent out of country in the first place. That is what causes the expatriation. They still pay US tax on money made in the US. Our tax system is unresolvable. It needs to be destroyed and remade in a basic, simple and fair way.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: yo-yo, 8/6/2014 10:28:57 AM     (No. 9955152)

Parasite says to host, "YOU didn´t build that!!!"

Host replies to parasite, "Then, WE didn´t move it overseas!!"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 8/6/2014 10:29:27 AM     (No. 9955153)

Gee, kinda like profit oriented business fleeing blue states, eh?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/6/2014 10:41:15 AM     (No. 9955174)

Pass an EXIT TAX.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dwa, 8/6/2014 10:46:50 AM     (No. 9955194)

This government, both Repubs and Dems think all money is theirs and that they should be the ones who bless us by letting us keep what they think we need, not what we earn. Dems are worse, but the Repubs aren´t far behind.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ribicon, 8/6/2014 2:24:37 PM     (No. 9955555)

Next stop: Starnesville, where we can visit the long-dormant Twentieth-Century Motors plant.

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