Reform tax code
Danny Westneat’s column regarding American companies not paying their fair share of income taxes overlooks two important reasons [“Europe calls out tax schemes,” NWWednesday, Aug. 27].
The first is human nature, as all Americans will try to avoid having to pay taxes. The second is that no federal legislation is forthcoming to reform our convoluted tax code. This includes corporate taxes, which are the highest in the world economy, the myriad of corporate tax loopholes created by corporate lobbyists, and the influence they have on our legislators.
The solution is simple. Reform the tax code to make American business competitive in the world economy and get rid of all the lobby-created tax loopholes.
Bob Dorse, Seattle