William Watson: The only thing more Canadian than Tim Hortons is taxes, right? — Well, not any more

The above tweet references a post at the Isaac Brock Society which includes:

Obama: Corporate Deserters!
Posted on August 25, 2014 by usxcanada Posted in Issues regarding US persons abroad 7 Comments

So they’re technically renouncing their U.S. citizenship. They’re declaring they’re based someplace else even though most of their operations are here. Some people are calling these companies “corporate deserters.”

And it’s only a few big corporations so far. …

— Barack Obama (24 July 2014) White House Transcript

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/24/remarks-president-economy-los-angeles-ca

Post Tim Horton’s, Obama looks like he’s thinking about (1) Canada as haven (2) the individual lives worldwide that the U.S. has willfully been driving into the desperations of financial ruin, severe psychic stress, marital breakup, contemplation of suicide — and skyrocketing rates of renunciation.

What really ticks Obama off is those big corporations. He talks about them just like they were individuals. Oopsie. Category mistake!

1 thought on “William Watson: The only thing more Canadian than Tim Hortons is taxes, right? — Well, not any more

  1. Cabreuva

    Great article. I’ve been pointing it out that inversions are nothing more than corporate “persons” renouncing their US citizenship.

    Reply

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