Here is my take on CORPORATE TAXES as published in the Florida Sun Sentinel – February 5, 2015

Florida Sun Sentinel

Thursday, February 5, 2915

 Consumers really pay for corporate taxes

The Feb. 3 point/counterpoint on the question of raising corporate taxes actually misses the point. In fact, it perpetrates one of the greater public policy misconceptions.

There is no such thing as corporate taxes. No matter how many you   impose, corporations do not actually pay the tax. We do. The working American.

It is important to understand that the only thing is that is taxable is the productivity of a human being. Everything else — sales taxes, corporate taxes, fees, licenses — are a means of making it appear we are not paying a tax.

Corporate taxes are just another cost of business that is passed on to the final user — a wage-earning human being. When you buy gas or bread, you pay all the owner’s taxes. When you see an accountant, you pay his business taxes. When you rent an apartment, you pay the landlord’s real estate taxes.

In that context, taxing corporations is meaningless. Such taxes do not “stick it to the man,” as class-warfare liberal politicians like to contend, they stick it to the common man in the form of higher prices. Even worse, corporate taxes are a regressive tax because they increase prices, hitting the poorest shopper the hardest.

Larry Horist, Boca Raton

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