Or maybe he just has a solid grasp on basic economics.
Thanks to the U.S.’s ridiculously high tax rates, Burger King might be going Canadian:
The restaurant operator said on Sunday that it was in talks to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain, in a potential deal that would create one of the world’s biggest fast-food businesses.
If completed, the deal would mean Burger King’s corporate headquarters would move to Canada, raising the specter of yet another American company switching its national citizenship to lower its tax bill.
Actor Rob Lowe thinks there’s a lesson to be learned here:
The new Canadian Burger King is a good example of how high tax rates kill business and, ultimately, American jobs.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) August 26, 2014
But some of his followers just aren’t in the mood:
Et tu, Rob Lowe?
— Tiffany (@pedroiar) August 26, 2014
@RobLowe No, it's a good example of a profitable company getting greedy and cheating the system.
— Thomas Valley (@mysterywisc) August 26, 2014
@RobLowe .right. I'm sorry to hear you say that.
— J to da A (@judgethemall) August 26, 2014
@RobLowe Oh Jeez Rob, I thought you were smarter than this.
— Amy Neri (@tuffwigglypuff) August 26, 2014
@RobLowe And with that moronic statement, I say, "Unfollow."
— jonmnelson (@jonmnelson) August 26, 2014
These guys put it more delicately:
You're stupid. RT @RobLowe The new Canadian Burger King is a good example of how high tax rates kill business and ultimately, American jobs.
— Todd Dadslayer (@SRN_lol) August 26, 2014
— Fresh Brew (@TheFreshBrew) August 26, 2014
You know what they say: Haters gonna hate. But we like Lowe the way he is.
@RobLowe I always thought you were a Hollywood Lib. Liking you more & more.
— Michelle Seaton (@mmseaton) August 26, 2014
Rob Lowe 2016! https://t.co/LQRYse1IjG
— Seth (@dcseth) August 26, 2014