Tell Walgreens: Don’t Desert America

petition sponsored by American Family Voices, etc.

Walgreens is trying to merge with Swiss corporation Alliance Boots, for one big reason: It can then change its headquarters address to Switzerland – a known tax haven – and get out of paying as much as $4 billion in U.S. taxes over the next five years.

Walgreens is not actually going anywhere. Its corporate leaders will still be here in America. It will still depend on our roads and bridges, our educated workforce, our legal system and many other things that its taxes are supposed to help pay for. It will still get one-quarter of its sales dollars from Medicare and Medicaid. And it will still need us to shop at our local Walgreens in order to make a profit.

If Walgreens doesn’t pay its fair share of taxes, the rest of us will have to make up the difference.

Let Walgreens know that if it deserts America, you’ll desert it, too.


1 Comment

Filed under Economy, Labor, Tax, Taxes

One response to “Tell Walgreens: Don’t Desert America

  1. tarmangani

    Walgreen’s, thank you for doing what you can to keep the prices down so the minimum wage earners are not forced to pay your outrageous US corporate taxes. Most people don’t realize that corporations don’t pay taxes. The consumer does. So while the government is not looking out for us, we know you are. Thank you.

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