Last night Jon Stewart (h/t BruinKid) went after tax inversion with style, showing up Republican hypocrisy on welfare programs vs. "corporate welfare," all the subsidies one company has received from multiple levels of government, government contracts, and government-funded research. His primary target was Mylan, a Pennsylvania-based generic drugmaker. Mylan, as Ron Fournier recently pointed out, has as its chief executive officer Heather Bresch, the daughter of West Virgina Senator Joe Manchin. Manchin now says inversions should be illegal, according to Fournier in a follow-up article.
As Stewart shows, while Republicans are outraged by one person apparently abusing the Food Stamp program while mainly surfing in California, they all cheer inversions, at least on Fox News. Mylan has benefited from millions in government subsidies and billions in government contracts. But it has to move to the Netherlands anyway. Stewart concludes that since corporations have been people only since the 2010 Citizens United decision, they are just toddlers and we need to be firm with them: "You're grounded!"
"Inversion of the Money Snatchers"