Google’s Tax Hypocrisy

Google execs are begging the government to raise their taxes and the company’s employees donate pretty consistently to big tax liberals – they were in the top five of contributors to Obama in 2008.  Yet the company itself uses every legal means necessary to reduce its taxes, including the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich,” reducing its overseas 2010 tax rate to 2.4%

If they like taxes so much, why do they go to such lengths to avoid them?  I imagine if Google paid more in taxes and had fewer profits, they probably wouldn’t be handing out such burdensome salaries and bonuses to their employees.

About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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