However I am fundamentally a low Tax guy, and I wonder whether there should be Corporate taxes at all.
I am fundamentally a fair tax guy and have no doubt whatsoever that activities by corporations impose a substantial cost on all of the rest of us. (They also provide some substantial benefits.)
Just like all individual tax payers, corporations should pay their fair share for the burdens that they impose and for the services that they demand. As a retired US naval officer whose tours of duty included several jobs in DC associated with annual budget formation, I have a pretty good idea of the magnitude of the costs borne by taxpayers to enable multinational petroleum companies to continue doing business.
In 1942, Enrico Fermi and his colleagues conducted an important demonstration of a capable replacement for many of the things that fossil fuel does for society today. By 1955, Hyman Rickover showed that the new fuel source could cleanly power one of the most challenging energy demands known - a submerged submarine capable of going more than 60,000 miles without refueling, That was on the first core; subsequent technical improvements have increased that already impressive endurance to about a million miles in modern submarines.
Actinide fission produces reliable heat and has proven its ability to propel ocean going ships, provide district heating, provide heat for industrial processes and produce high quality electricity that enables a stable supply for a very large portion of the time. Fission provides those capabilities with an ultra low total lifecycle emission footprint of about 10-20 grams of CO2 per kilowatt-hour with the potential for additional reductions at key points of the lifecycle.
I'm pretty sure that certain people associated with the global fossil fuel production enterprise -- including some investors and employees at companies like Exxon, Shell, Chevron, Gazprom, Atlantic Richfield, Aramoco, Peabody, Burlington Northern Railroad, GE, Bechtel, and their friends at banking institutions like CityGroup, J.P Morgan, Chase, and the World Bank -- have helped suppress knowledge of nuclear energy and helped increase irrational fears in an effort to protect their market share from being taken by a more capable and cleaner competitor.