The White House’s latest target for “executive authority” is the scheme that allows American companies to establish a corporate headquarters in another country to reduce their debt to the U.S. Treasury. In the business world it’s called “inversion.” In plain English, it’s called a tax dodge.
By the time Miami-Dade commissioners hold the final public hearing on the budget Thursday night to approve the $6.2-billion behemoth, all the major dramas will be over, diffused by concessions and found money.
The push to secure driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in Florida took a hiatus after Gov. Rick Scott vetoed the measure last year. But the inconvenience — and the injustice — that the veto imposed did not.
If Venezuela succeeds in its bid to join the U.N. Security Council, as appears likely, it certainly won’t be the first (or last) time that an undeserving government gets the green light to join the world body’s enforcement arm. But that doesn’t make this bad decision go down any easier.