Cruising for burgers

Here’s a Whopper of a tax dodge: Burger King stands to save as much as $1.2 billion in taxes over the next few years by moving its headquarters from the Land of the Free to the Great White North.

Take off, eh! Sounds like it’s time to start getting my grease fix at Hoser Burger. It’s day eight of Zappadan 2014.

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7 Responses to “Cruising for burgers”

  1. Steve O Says:

    Does an MBA make it impossible to complete a sentence without “going forward” somewhere in there?

    Time for me to leverage circadian synergies, conduct decreased alertness operations, minimize light wave transmissions throughout key markets, and prepare for norepinephrine, serotonin and histamine suppression.

  2. Larry T. Says:

    “There oughta be a law” to penalize these economic traitors. Make ’em live in the places they set up these tax dodges and give up their American citizenship in the process. I’d volunteer to boycott Burglar King but we avoid eating that crap anyway.
    Meanwhile, the Rome mafia scandal is making the headlines. Corruption is bad, but somehow this seems little different than me paying a bunch of US taxes just to see those sucked off to buy more F35’s from Dick-less Cheney’s friends. Military-Industrial Complex, Mafia, Ndrangeta, Camorra…what’s the difference?

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I was going to say that at least they didn’t headquarter in Ireland, but since I am doing this on an iPad………..
    Decided to vacuum up the leaves in the yard yesterday. Didn’t remember the dust mask until the third bag was full. Paid the price for that stupidity all night. No ride this morning. Shit.

    • Larry T. Says:

      Perfectly good leaves? I never understand why folks do so much work removing perfectly good fertilizer/compost unless they pile up in front of your garage door or something. The wind seems to blow most of ’em away from our property anyway, so maybe I’m just lucky? Raking leaves is right up there with mowing lawns – ECHHH!

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Here’s another dirty little deal snuck under the radar in the omnibus funding bill. Our buddy McLame strikes again.

    • Larry T. Says:

      Pretty clever these pricks – hide all the gifts and giveaways in bills nobody has time enough to read under pressure to vote on ’em, then only when it’s too late, the corrupt practices are exposed. How much campaign money do these mining interests toss into “Mr. Get-off-my-lawn!”s accounts each year? But instead we hear that Mafia corruption here in Italy is so very awful…”How can they live like that?” some ask me. To me it’s “Same s__t, different crooks.”

      The winter solstice holidays here in Italy get off to a slower start, but last far longer than in the USA where my mother-in-law wants to sterilize her house of xmas reminders on December 26 since she’s been xmas shopping since August. Here we get the usual stuff plus the final week of “Befana” the xmas witch that runs into January. The Pope’s xmas tree is going up over at the Vatican…funny how that pagan symbol of the winter solstice celebrations gets such a special place in the Pope’s front yard.

      We’re going to Camorra HQ for the holidays – NAPOLI. Visit a very nice museum to admire some of my favorite sculptures, eat a REAL pizza or three and maybe dine on some fine seafood to celebrate the solstice? Tough job, but you know what they say….

      But before that there’s the Academy xmas play where yours truly is playing the role of Babbo Natale. In this play he’s a weirdo who runs around in shorts and a t-shirt in winter…so they’re not too far off?

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