"Tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy elite starve our communities of much-needed resources while further tilting the scales toward large corporations and the rich," says the Main Street Alliance of Donald Trump's tax plan.
Imagine, if you will, going to the IRS and saying, “I don’t think the tax rate is fair so I’m not going to pay it.” Regular Americans can’t do that. But Apple CEO Tim Cook just did.
The idea is to tax corporations based on where sales are made, not where profits are reported. If a company has 50 percent of its sales in the U.S., the U.S. would tax 50 percent of its worldwide profits.
Walgreens receives a quarter of its revenue from health care programs funded by U.S. taxpayers, but is considering renouncing its U.S. "citizenship" to avoid paying taxes for U.S. services.
These agreements are about getting rid of national sovereignty, and the people who first pressed for NAFTA were explicit about it. They really did want a global government for corporations.
We the People (used to) understand that these companies exist for our common benefit and (used to) expect certain things back from these corporations.