"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains." – Jefferson U.S. companies to buy foreign firms to move their headquarters abroad and renounce their U.S. citizenship in order to evade the U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 percent. U.S. executives who engineer these inversions are undeniably acting in the best interests of their shareholders and companies. But are they also lacking in economic patriotism? Are they also guilty of economic treason against the nation that nurtured them? They won't pay Living Wages and benefits. They also profit our taxes paying for their workers food stamps, housing and medical. Boycott Berger King.