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Spare me the nationalistic blather. You can't build a business model on luring in companies from all over the world with low corporation tax rates and then suddenly say that this a purely domestic matter. It isn't, it does influence the ability of other states to tax their corporations.

And if just discussing this violates the sovereignity of Ireland, then perhaps you should not complain about effective tax rates in the Netherlands.

It isn't a long term strategy anyway: Tomorrow Slovakia or Estonia or indeed the Netherlands will undercut Ireland and what then? Offer a -12,5% tax rate?  

by IM on Sun Feb 13th, 2011 at 05:48:49 PM EST
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Spare me the nationalistic blather

If you want to be rude please take your conversation elsewhere.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Feb 14th, 2011 at 05:46:10 AM EST
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And can I just add that drive-by accusations of nationalism on a site like ET - and I'll be polite here - seem to have more to do with rhetorical point-scoring for the sake of it than anything else.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Feb 14th, 2011 at 05:52:42 AM EST
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