Time to call a halt on tax

Huge multinationals exist here in Ireland as part of a functioning society, using up its resources, writes David McWilliams.

27th July, 2014
Reassessing what multinationals pay is not some pseudo-communist idea about taxing capital. It is quite the opposite.

I don't care if it's legal - it's wrong. With these seven simple words, President Barack Obama drove a six-inch nail through the heart of Irish multinational tax policy and the legal jiggery-pokery that allows American companies to ''pretend they are Irish when they are not.

Obama told a Californian audience during the week: ''You don't get to choose the tax rate you pay. These companies shouldn't either. Donning the tunic of a patriot, he...

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