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Democrats' hopes of backlash over 'deserter' Burger King are dashed

Disappointment awaits Democrats who hope public outrage will help kill Burger King's tax-avoiding move to Canada.

The latest and highest-profile corporate "inversion," which involves one of America's best-known brands, has failed to stoke a backlash. Republicans on Capitol Hill are feeling no pressure to thwart those whom Democrats label corporate "deserters."

“We’ve been down this road before," said Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, the top tax writer in the GOP-led House, "and we know companies will continue to do this as long as our tax rates remain the highest in the world.”

Burger King's escape vehicle is a merger with a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain called Tim Hortons.


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