Statements about Taxes

After merging with Tim Hortons of Canada, Burger King is "not moving. … Our headquarters will remain in Miami" and "(we) will continue to pay all of our federal, state and local U.S. taxes."

"In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent."

Says Thom Tillis "gives tax breaks to yacht and jet owners."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst signed a pledge that "protects tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas."

A tax plan promoted by North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis will "overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy."

Says a new report shows the "devastating tax hikes (in the health care law) will have on middle-class Kentuckians."

The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."

"No Republicans voted for" recent hikes in the income tax, payroll tax, capital gains tax, dividend tax and estate tax. "These taxes were all passed under … Obamacare."

"On (Tom) Wolf’s watch, taxes were high, killing 100,000 PA jobs."

"Americans will spend more on taxes in 2014 than they will on food, clothing and housing combined."

"Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes since taking office."

Americans spend "6.1 billion hours a year" on tax preparation.

Says the Koch brothers want to "protect tax cuts for companies that ship our jobs overseas."

Says the estate tax is a threat to family farms.

The United States "has never been richer, if you look at per capita GDP."

"This year, the federal government will have more revenue than any year in the history of our country."

"One out of four corporations doesn't pay a nickel in (federal income) taxes."

Says Matt Bevin has repeatedly failed to pay his taxes.

The IRS scandal "clearly showed some criminal behavior."

"There was no surge in 501(c)(4) applications in 2010."

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