Disclaimer: I am not a defender of any Koch brother or any corporation, and none of this should be misunderstood. It is still obvious to me that all “taxation” is theft by a conquering power or seized from a conquering power by another elite. Christians should read the last several verses of Matthew 17 to understand why Jesus Christ paid taxes. ( Another hint is found in the “Agree with thine adversary quickly..[..because…]” scripture.) After all, Jesus was very angry with the money changers and had nothing good to say about stealing.
So now we have Brooke Sutherland at the Bloomberg Business web site with an article titled “Sam Adams Could Turn Benedict Arnold Because of Taxes. What a teaser, and the teaser is backwards!
Reading the article, the reader finds out -if you didn’t know (I didn’t) that the brewery that makes Sam Adams Beer is majority controlled by one of the Koch Brothers. You then find out that the problem is the stupid bipartisan tax code of both Stupid Parties has made it major STUPID for companies to bring profits back home from their investments overseas.
As a former missionary who lived overseas for a time, I found that the US is one of only two or three nations in the world that taxes its citizens working overseas. But get this: not only US citizens, but anybody who has a U.S. issued green card!
Lo and behold, several paragraphs down from the why-paragraph, you finally find out that 90 percent, that’s ninety percent! of the beer made in the USA is made by foreign-owned companies. So Koch’s Sam Adams is a holdout and exposing the dark hypocritical underbelly of the politicians that use the corporate profits kept overseas for demagoguery, because they get donations from the executives and workers of those same companies.
But a Koch brother company has continued to pay more in taxes that he had to legally, while other companies that support the bipartisan Fabian socialist regime park their profits overseas.
Jesus will come again soon enough (or none too soon?) and cast out the thieving money changers and lying sons of Satan again.