Originally Posted by Cochise
McDonald's has recently reported quarterly and annual effective tax rates in the neighborhood of 28%-30%.
Since they are paying around double the average effective tax rate for individuals, why could McDonald's not make the same argument? They are not only compensating through wages and benefits, but they are paying the cost to support social welfare programs that a few emoloyees take advantage of as well.
Because McDonalds is not a living entity. It doesn't make arguments.