Originally Posted by Cochise
Ok then. I make the argument that McDonald's is paying 30% in corporate taxes to support these entitlement programs, so the argument that they are freeloading off entitlement programs is without merit.
You don't know that they are paying a 30% tax rate in the US. They don't break out tax rate by country in their financial statements and McDonalds operates in a lot of higher than US tax jurisdictions. That is their tax rate across the globe. In some countries it will be higher and in some it will be lower.