I wanted to address what I see as a fallacy in the argument against taxes on companies and corporations. As the the saying goes, if you tax companies, they will just pass along those costs to consumers. While that may be true in some cases, it is not always true. The fact is that I have to compete with other companies. In fact, my price is determined almost entirely by market expectations; not by my taxes or even my general operating costs. If my taxes go up, I may have to live with less money. I am not at liberty to raise prices willy-nilly. What's more, if I see another company raise their price, I gain a competitive edge if I can live with a bit less and move in on their action. This can easily lead to more long-term business that more than justifies the short-term reductions in earnings. When I hear people talking about this imaginary, automatic mechanism of action to recover increased expenses, I have to laugh a bit. It just isn't that simple. There are many forces that drive operating costs and pricing; taxes are just a part of the picture. For example, rather than increasing prices, a company may opt to reduce benefits for their employees. They may freeze hiring or wages. They may dump less profitable components of the company. They might also find ways to reduce waste within the company. I easily worry as much about the cost of professional and general liability insurance, as I do taxes. I worry a lot more about getting sued than I do my tax rate.