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US slaps tariffs on countries that hit Big Tech with digital services taxes ... then pauses them immediately

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Backdoor protectionism

If the US companies generating profit in country X pay their taxes in country X, then Uncle Sam cannot tax them again in the US. This is reducing the taxes the US Government is getting from US companies operating elsewhere. Threatening us with tariffs is Protection Racket tactics but they have to realise that the gravy train days are over.

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