We obviously aren’t writing this since the world has ended numerous times already (according to the ProziMedia) due to the cataclysmic Literally Hitler!!!!™ steps recently by the Trump Administration, so consider the rest a figment of your imagination.
One of those things that have ended the world as we know it and cast us all into outer darkness is, of course, the tax bill. Well, it turns out that there HAVE been some less than fun consequences already, just not on this side of the Atlantic:
Last week, the finance ministers of Europe’s five biggest economies — Germany, France, the UK, Spain and Italy — wrote an anxious letter to their American colleague, US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, and copied it to all senior Republican politicians in the Congress and Senate.
The letter’s thrust: The draft US tax bill, if passed as written a week ago, would represent a break with global fair-taxation rules as applied to corporations, and represent a thinly disguised form of trade war.
Squeal, squeal, squeeeeeallll!
Apparently “fair-taxation rules” means everybody else gets an edge over Uncle Sam and we get to make do with the crumbs. No, seriously:
If the reforms go through, Hentze said, the US will go from being a high-tax to a low-tax country. Until now, the tax burden on companies has been significantly higher in the US, with a tax rate of 39 percent, compared to 30 in Germany or 34 in France.
That’s “fair”, according to the EuroFascists of Brussels. Why, it’s practically in the Constitution itself!!!
The US also proposes to play unfairly by taxing profits that have already been taxed in Europe, Hentze said, concluding: “The underlying message to multinational companies is: If you produce here in the US, you will be spared the double taxation.”
Giving companies abroad incentives to produce the goods they sell to us here instead of over there! Why, if THAT’S not exactly like invading Poland, then we don’t know what IS!
Just fuck off, weenies, why don’t you?
Your freeloading days are over.