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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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