McDonald’s chief: Curb spending and cut taxes
America must cut taxes and reduce government spending in order to kick-start an economic recovery, Jim Skinner, the chief executive of McDonald’s, has warned. »The question is, how can we get the ox out of the ditch? » Mr Skinner said. « In order to create jobs in America, you’re going to have to cut taxes… particularly in the business community.
« We pay some of the highest [corporate] taxes around the world. There needs to be some levelling. »
Asked about federal borrowing, he said: « It’s not a good story… the government has to spend less. We have to grow the economy, grow GDP… and you have to be able to do it in an organic way and not through borrowings and increasing debt. »
As the leader of a remarkable turnaround at McDonald’s, Skinner’s comments will resonate across the country. His company is one of only a few big US employers still hiring in significant numbers, with more than 500,000 staff on its domestic payroll.
Complément d’information intéressant: qui selon-vous a créé le plus de millionnaires parmi les communautés hispaniques et afro-américaines aux États-Unis ? McDonald’s ! Les McDonald’s qui sont la propriété d’Afro-Américains génèrent annuellement 2,7 milliards de dollars. C’est 2 fois PIB du Libéria.