Legislators are like children

08/28/2014 8:08 AM

08/29/2014 6:23 PM

Re "Burger King's deal rotten for taxpayers" (Editorial, Aug. 28): The Bee decries the potential Burger King escape from American tax tyranny and even proposes a lower corporate tax rate in order to make America more competitive. Naturally, lowering the corporate tax makes sense - until one realizes that personal taxes will have to rise to make up the difference.

Why is this? It's because lawmakers are like children. They want more money for new programs and ideas and then quickly get bored with their new toys, throwing them in the closet. The next step is to find another toy to fund, while their previous toys gather dust.

The solution is for every bill to be accompanied by the identification of a previous toy that will be dismantled or defunded in order to pay for a new toy. Without a reasonable control on toy spending, corporations like Burger King are perfectly justified in seeking greener pastures.

-- Bill Tubbs, Clay

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