Monday, April 18, 2011

Big vs. small corporations: pay your taxes, fly the flag

A lovely blog in The Hill, a Washington, D.C. political newspaper, from Kelly Conklin, a small business owner in New Jersey. About corporate tax avoidance, and more, it speaks for itself:

"As a small business owner I’m used to contending with powerful corporate interests. Purchasing health insurance, we’re dealing with big insurance companies. Handling credit card transactions, we’re paying exorbitant rates to Wall Street’s finest. And of course, small businesses have to hold our own with big corporate competitors – Wal-Mart, Home Depot, – in the marketplace. Every day, we’re reminded what it’s like to have no bargaining power, and to face a stacked deck.

Now, these same corporate players that routinely pick our pockets are asking us to foot the bill for their permanent tax holiday. Enough is enough; if you want to fly the American flag outside your corporate headquarters, you should be paying your way."

That last sentence will go on our quotations page.


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