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Forum Post: Burger King dodging taxes? Wanna do something about it? Boycott them.

Posted 1 month ago on Aug. 27, 2014, 11:18 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN
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And tell them you are Boycotting Them:

By now you've probably heard the news that Burger King is trying to pull one Whopper of a Tax Dodge.

Let’s tell Burger King that if they quit paying taxes, we'll quit buying burgers.

Burger King is an American company worth more than $9 Billion dollars. They’re currently in talks to buy Canda’s largest coffee-shop chain, Tim Hortons Inc. But this isn’t just about donuts and coffee: Burger King’s sinister plan is to use the merger as an excuse to relocate their corporate headquarters to Ontario, Canada, thereby dodging their American taxes in a calculated move called “tax inversion."

Burger King’s stock is already soaring on the news of this tax dodge - because no one loves a Tax Cheat like Wall Street.

If we let this shady deal go through, Burger King’s largest shareholder - a private equity firm called 3G Capital - will win, and the American people will lose. Again.

Unless we stop them.

Tell Burger King that we are watching them: if they go through with this tax dodge, America will boycott Burger King »

Thanks for everything you do to make this movement real.

Sincerely, John Sellers, Other 98%

Other 98% Action is fighting the stranglehold that corporations have on our democracy.

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[-] 5 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago
[-] 6 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 month ago

Signed.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Good deal - did ya see the one in the post about BK ? So good to see all of these actions pop-up.

[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 month ago

Yes, got it also.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

I thought that you probably had - but mentioned it anyway for others who might have missed it. {:-])

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 1 month ago

Great direct action.

Signed

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Great direct action.

Yep - and those who don't do e-petitions can at least boycott these businesses - Hey?

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 1 month ago

Or spread the petition, could create a hard copy petition and stand at the mall, or march, or write letters, make phone calls, tweet, vote, Some people are just against doing anything.

Those are the ones who must be engaged.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Yep - they need to be shown that they absolutely have a major interest in taking part.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 1 month ago

The good fight.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

One of the very few that can actually be called that.

[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 1 month ago

Indeed, you've been taking a lot of the flak in the good fight here just recently (as in the last 3 years).

I Would've liked to see some of their personal attacks on you 'removed', but I guess leaving that pollution up at least shows the attackers for what they are.

Vacant, intolerant, & immature.

The Partisan Poltics Police are tired, distractoids,& their attacks are clear to see.

Be strong, We appreciate your efforts, you are not alone.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Thanks

[-] 3 points by DouglasAdams (193) 1 month ago

We have been living in Capitalist bubbles for over a century. The primary duty of the corporation is maximize profits to the shareholders and promote its interests not the interests of the state. We wouldn't know this until the bubbles burst followed by the collapse of our economy.

The economists and US Government are guilty of drinking Capitalist Kool-Aid.

Who is going to pay for the world's largest military-industrial complex? Global commerce as we know it today would not be possible without the security provided by the US Air Force, Navy, Satellites.

Should Burger King be boycotted?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Should Burger King be boycotted?

YEP ( see the petition in the post ) - as should every business that is doing the same - hell BK and other fastjunk ummmm - sorry - fastfood business's should be for paying a minimum wage that requires the worker to apply for aid so that they can have a roof over their heads and food on the table.

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (2697) 1 month ago

Opposing all corp tax dodging should be high priority.

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_tax_inversions/

Not just BK.

[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 1 month ago

Well cutting Defense spending is desirable anyway

[-] 2 points by elf3 (2720) 1 month ago

This amount seems off..I would gather that is yearly not total value....I would bet they are hiding income/ assets too...companies are very fond of holding assets in rental properties and real estate ...the total value probably doesn't total until those assets are liquidated which probably never happens...there is probably a way to transfer them while avoiding the tax man...trades?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Agree - hidden money = Multi-Trillions of dollars - but a whole hell of a lot of it - IS - Hidden offshore - like in the Caymans and not as an offshore HQ either - just as a regular Hoard.

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (426) 1 month ago

Call your local Burger King, demand to speak to the manager and let them know that you'll never return. Call this number and do the same.

1 (866) 394-2493

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (1728) 1 month ago

used the burger king coupon page to pick up my dog's duty

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Junk mail with a proper public use - HUH - who would-a thunk it. OH wait - I do believe that people have been using such to line the bottom of their bird cages for years - But - Kudos all the same for sharing another good use.

[-] 1 points by conservatroll (161) 1 month ago

BK is jus one of many tax dodgers. Apple is a prime example and much bigger fish. BK will continue to pay us tax on profits earned here. It's the profits of overseas stores that will now escape us taxation. Here is a long but good explanation of this loophole. Clinton opened it and Dubya enlarged it. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-biggest-tax-scam-ever-20140827?page=3

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26518) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Apple as well as other businesses should be boycotted by people of good conscience - not just for tax dodging but also for slave labor practices in foreign countries as well as paying a non-minimum "living" wage in their domestic operations and on and on and on and on and on......................... ......

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1414) 1 month ago

The fact that we spend as much money as we do on food like this is disturbing.