... bitch about America's corporations going off-shore to flee the highest corporate tax rates on the planet.
It's up to you:
That last complaint could be made of Toyota as well. But that's different. We don't hate Toyota, right?
American tax dollars
Charleston (WV) Gazette editorial
Kellogg Brown & Root, the largest private military contractor in Iraq, has already avoided at least $500 million in taxes to fund Medicare and Social Security.
A Halliburton Corp. subsidiary until last year, KBR raked in more than $16 billion in federal funds from the Iraq War between 2004 and 2006 alone - almost nine times as much as DynCorp International, its closest competitor for those military contracts.
Today, KBR employs more than 21,000 people in Iraq, including about 10,500 U.S. citizens, according to a March 6 article in The Boston Globe.
Two companies in the Cayman Islands, set up by KBR, employ those 21,000 workers.
Today, both Halliburton and KBR have moved their headquarters to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, which allows them to escape U.S. government oversight.
KBR is reaping billions of dollars in profits from hiring contract workers to help fight an increasingly questionable, doomed war.
Americans' tax dollars finance those huge profits. Their tax dollars will also finance Medicare benefits for KBR's Cayman Island employees after they retire.(link)
Don't like the idea of KBR escaping the U.S. tax code (and the likes of these left-wing anti-corporate types)? See above. Also, see what happens when we don't provide corporations with the ability to complete in the global arena:
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