Nothing says ‘I love you Burger King’ like a boycott

So because they don’t want to pay more in taxes, Burger King is a traitor?

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to boycott Burger King, and he wants you to boycott it, too.

Burger King Worldwide Inc. announced this week plans to buy Canadian company Tim Hortons Inc. As part of the deal Burger King will move its headquarters to Canada.

“Burger King’s decision to abandon the United States means consumers should turn to Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers or White Castle sliders,” the Democrat from Ohio said in a statement. “Burger King has always said ‘Have it Your Way’; well my way is to support two Ohio companies that haven’t abandoned their country or customers.”

How the company abandoned its customers when it still plans to have both Burger King and Tim Horton restaurants in the U.S. isn’t explained.

It’s all about the money, of course.

Being headquartered in Canada means Burger King will save money, usually a good thing for employees and investors.

Except in this case.

You see, some of the savings come from not paying U.S. taxes — federal, state and city — at nearly 40 percent, the highest rate among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Instead, the King will pay the Canadian rate, about 26 percent.

Oh, the chain will still pay the U.S. rate on sales in the U.S., but it won’t have to pay that rate on sales in Canada or elsewhere in the world, as it does now under their headquarters in Florida. The U.S. is one of only a few countries that taxes overseas and domestic profits at the same rate.

Brown isn’t alone in suggesting a boycott.


By Maggie Thurber | for Ohio Watchdog

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12 thoughts on “Nothing says ‘I love you Burger King’ like a boycott

  1. AdolfWasAliberal says:

    Kudos BK, If all businesses in this country had the opportunity to save on handing over wasted money by our government they’d all head to the great white north too.

    1. jonesinto says:

      That is not true at all. I could have incorporated in my business in another state to save taxes. I did not, it’s called loyalty to your home. If you don’t like the tax levels at home, you vote and work to change it, you don’t bail on your country, state, community, neighbors just to save a few bucks. Loyalty to money is all the right seems to know at this point and it’s why conservatives like me pass the republican check box and choose something else. Keep it up, enjoy losing election after election

  2. Press Watchusa says:

    She will settle for a black Burger King!-

    because the current one is white

  3. Kimber_TLE says:

    «Canadian Accent On»
    Awesome Idea, Senator Brown! Let's boycott BK and put all
    those American's who work at BK out of work, eh? Dey all got
    Obamacare and can afford the time off!
    «Canadian Accent Off»

  4. Kenneth Clark says:

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) Ohio, It would appear that you, sir are the traitor of the American people, after careful consideration of your voting record and stance on the issues. For instance and just to point out a few:

    You support Higher taxes
    You Do not support securing our borders
    You do not believe in our 2nd Amendement rights
    You believe animals trump the needs of humans

    Therefore, a boycott and removal of you from office is far more critical than your greed and self serving agenda. You were placed in office by a public who expects you to represent them and not your own self interest and bank accounts. You have miserably failed. Please do the honorable thing and step down. Its better to have a vacant seat than to have you filling it and destroying our country.

    1. Doug says:

      Why would anyone eat anywhere but Chick-Fil-A? Yummy chicken and you help destroy the pernicious Gay Agenda.

      1. Kenneth Clark says:

        Think I’ll have a smoked Brisket sandwich for lunch today.

        1. Doug says:

          Go to Carnegie Deli in NYC.

  5. Anthony says:

    I didn’t realize a country could start a franchise. Weird name for it then, being that we revolted against a king unfairly charging taxes that we had no benefit from.

  6. Rob says:

    Way to go BK, they are still staying here in Miami just changing HQ to save taxes, to all the retards (this do not include the mentally disable from birth, my respects) my taxes and insurances went up about $1500 this year on all of my properties, who do you think is going to pay for this…my tenants. I did not raise the rents last year even thou I incurred higher taxes and insurance rates too, but you all want to the rich to pay higher taxes right? this is Economics 101 for you all the hard way.

  7. Todd Pipkin says:

    I did that when they came out with the Gay Pride Burger

  8. Syberlink says:

    I’m sure if Burger King could force tax payers to pay thier taxes, they would stay. Burger King must compete in a market that expects profits. They must make a profit or CEO’s and others will be replaced by people who will make a profit.

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