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Jon Talton

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August 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Burger King to America: Drop dead

As you know, Burger King will move its headquarters to Canada with its purchase of Tim Hortons, thus evading America’s supposedly onerous corporate tax rates. The talking point here is that the effective federal, state and local tax rate in the United States is 40 percent, highest in the OECD, vs. Canada’s 26 percent. A few…

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