Reply to post: Re: Why do you guys do it?

What's big, orange, outrageous, promising to create US jobs, and sinking in popularity?

Rich 11 Silver badge

Re: Why do you guys do it?

Why make profit that you have to share it with Uncle Sam?

As a 'thank you' for maintaining the roads your delivery vehicles run on, and for educating the people you employ? For protecting them from terrorists, even!

Corporation tax makes up about 9% of federal revenue -- about two-thirds of the defence budget, to give it some context. The effective rate of corporation tax across the economy is less than half the headline rate (due to use of tax shelters and other schemes, and of strategies like Amazon's). No doubt they'd all be very happy to reduce that to zero, but there would of course be knock-on effects to society.

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