One of the many unendearing attributes of liberals is that although they will always vote to raise other people’s taxes, they will go to great lengths to avoid paying taxes themselves. This is true not only at the individual but at the corporate level. Google, Amazon, and Starbucks are among the most conspicuously liberal corporations in America. Hypocritically yet unsurprisingly,
British lawmakers on Monday accused major multinational companies of aggressive tax avoidance, amid calls by the U.K. government for a global crackdown on firms that seek to evade taxes.
In sometimes bitter exchanges at a three-hour parliamentary committee hearing, legislators questioned Starbucks, Google and Amazon about the amount they pay to the U.K. government in taxation.
Taxes are for someone else to pay — and keep paying until they have been bled dry. Obama ran on that as an economic platform, gambling successfully that the public is sufficiently morally debased to support it.
On a tip from TrojanMan.