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US Politics: Stamping out Chauvinism

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4 minutes ago, DMC said:

The US/the Biden administration coming out in favor of a global minimum tax is hardly an example of "American exceptionalism."  It is the second pillar of the OECD's plan.  It's absurd to pressure the US to get on board with this plan, then when they do, turn around and say it's perpetuating US hegemony.  As for the difference in rates, most every country is going to have their own preferred number that will advance their interests accordingly.  That's the nature of negotiating international agreements, is my point.

Its not. Coming out with their preferred rate and their past history is. And if you don't think that is fair, well, there is the parable of the boy who called wolf. Too bad.

Also, with regards to rates, as I mentioned in my first response to Zabz, if it was in good faith it'd be at a higher rate. I'm sure the US with their budget deficit could use it.

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9 minutes ago, Proudfeet said:

Its not. Coming out with their preferred rate and their past history is.

Hohkay.  It's American exceptionalism to have a preference.  Gotcha.

9 minutes ago, Proudfeet said:

if it was in good faith it'd be at a higher rate.

The rate the OECD was discussing was 12.5%.  Biden/Yellen came out with 21%.  The complaints are already that it's too high.

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7 minutes ago, DMC said:

Hohkay.  It's American exceptionalism to have a preference.  Gotcha.

It seems that taking things out of context to make strawmen is your preference. I got you too.

8 minutes ago, DMC said:

The rate the OECD was discussing was 12.5%.  Biden/Yellen came out with 21%.  The complaints are already that it's too high.

So? The point is that it is a convenient rate for the US. Anything lower wouldn't help them and anything higher would be difficult for them.

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