Democratic Senator: Boycott Burger King

Democratic Senator: Boycott Burger King

A United States Senator called for a boycott of the fast food chain Burger King after news broke on Monday that the company was in talks to purchase Tim Hortons, a Canadian food chain.

The merger would allow the company to shift profits across the border, reducing their domestic tax burden.

White Castle and Wendy’s, of course, are two Ohio companies.

Brown used the occasion to highlight his own plan to address companies that were shuffling their profits out of the country to avoid domestic taxes.

In 2013, the Ohio senator proposed to lower statutory corporate tax rates and to create a clonal minimum tax rate.

Early Monday morning, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough also threatened a boycott of the popular fast food chain, accusing them of cheating on their taxes.


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