Apple is accused - sheltered $44 billion from taxes

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    May 21, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/apple-taxes-offshore-senate-investigation-91633.html
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    May 21, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidhttp://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/apple-taxes-offshore-senate-investigation-91633.html


    Not just Apple - the irony is that Google does too... for irony their leaders are often the same people who claim others don't pay enough in taxes...
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    May 21, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    Get our corporate tax rate in line with the rest of the world and there'd be little incentive to do this .

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/apple-saved-billions-taxes-using-irish-subsidiaries-report-says-6C10009730#business/apple-avoided-billions-taxes-using-irish-subsidiaries-senate-report-says-6C10009730?ocid=msnhp&pos=1
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    May 21, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    More here:

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/21/tim-cook-we-pay-all-of-the-taxes-we-owe-every-single-dollar/
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    May 21, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    What do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.
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    May 21, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
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    May 21, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    Along with some real proposed solutions:

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/21/senrandpaul-is-mostly-right-in-defending-apples-obligation-to-minimize-taxes/
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    May 21, 2013 7:07 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
    No you retard, that is the truth. It is the big money that has poisoned our political process. But you don't know because you are not an American citizen who pays taxes to Washington so shut the fuck up.
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    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
    No you retard, that is the truth. It is the big money that has poisoned our political process. But you don't know because you are not an American citizen who pays taxes to Washington so shut the fuck up.


    Retard? Really?

    You're a stupid ignorant moron and it's as if you delight in proclaiming it to the world.
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    May 21, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
    No you retard, that is the truth. It is the big money that has poisoned our political process. But you don't know because you are not an American citizen who pays taxes to Washington so shut the fuck up.


    Retard? Really?

    You're a stupid ignorant moron and it's as if you delight in proclaiming it to the world.
    Calling my true statement naive and stupid is valid proof that you are hopelessly retarded. You need to turn off that RSS feed and do something constructive in your life for a change if that is remotely possible for a feeble minded imbecile like you.
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    May 21, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
    No you retard, that is the truth. It is the big money that has poisoned our political process. But you don't know because you are not an American citizen who pays taxes to Washington so shut the fuck up.


    Retard? Really?

    You're a stupid ignorant moron and it's as if you delight in proclaiming it to the world.
    Calling my true statement naive and stupid is valid proof that you are hopelessly retarded. You need to turn off that RSS feed and do something constructive in your life for a change if that is remotely possible for a feeble minded imbecile like you.


    Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. Your lack of self awareness is a poor substitute for reason and insight. When it comes to feeble minds - one need only read through the gibberish in your posts to come to the conclusion that not only do you have little understanding of the world in which you live, you'd rather stick your head in the sand than actually bother with the abundance of "details" that lay waste to your often absurd claims.
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    May 21, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
    No you retard, that is the truth. It is the big money that has poisoned our political process. But you don't know because you are not an American citizen who pays taxes to Washington so shut the fuck up.


    Retard? Really?

    You're a stupid ignorant moron and it's as if you delight in proclaiming it to the world.
    Calling my true statement naive and stupid is valid proof that you are hopelessly retarded. You need to turn off that RSS feed and do something constructive in your life for a change if that is remotely possible for a feeble minded imbecile like you.


    Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. Your lack of self awareness is a poor substitute for reason and insight. When it comes to feeble minds - one need only read through the gibberish in your posts to come to the conclusion that not only do you have little understanding of the world in which you live, you'd rather stick your head in the sand than actually bother with the abundance of "details" that lay waste to your often absurd claims.
    The only gibberish on here is all your right wing propaganda and covering up for the extremist tea partiers, a group that you obviously have very little credible knowledge about but yet you keep spamming the forums with all your nonsense. The details that you are claiming as fact are actually a lot of right wing propaganda and lies. But you are too brain dead to know the difference between the truth and lies.
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    May 21, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
    No you retard, that is the truth. It is the big money that has poisoned our political process. But you don't know because you are not an American citizen who pays taxes to Washington so shut the fuck up.


    Retard? Really?

    You're a stupid ignorant moron and it's as if you delight in proclaiming it to the world.
    Calling my true statement naive and stupid is valid proof that you are hopelessly retarded. You need to turn off that RSS feed and do something constructive in your life for a change if that is remotely possible for a feeble minded imbecile like you.


    Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. Your lack of self awareness is a poor substitute for reason and insight. When it comes to feeble minds - one need only read through the gibberish in your posts to come to the conclusion that not only do you have little understanding of the world in which you live, you'd rather stick your head in the sand than actually bother with the abundance of "details" that lay waste to your often absurd claims.
    The only gibberish on here is all your right wing propaganda and covering up for the extremist tea partiers, a group that you obviously have very little credible knowledge about but yet you keep spamming the forums with all your nonsense. The details that you are claiming as fact are actually a lot of right wing propaganda and lies. But you are too brain dead to know the difference between the truth and lies.


    Said the moron who can only rail against the rich with little actual details and facts. Once again you show that the real one you hate is yourself. Maybe you should actually bother to consider the facts next time. How stupid do you have to be to think that the solution here for instance is to "take the money out of politics"? Are you delusional or just idealistically stupid?
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    May 21, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
    No you retard, that is the truth. It is the big money that has poisoned our political process. But you don't know because you are not an American citizen who pays taxes to Washington so shut the fuck up.


    Retard? Really?

    You're a stupid ignorant moron and it's as if you delight in proclaiming it to the world.
    Calling my true statement naive and stupid is valid proof that you are hopelessly retarded. You need to turn off that RSS feed and do something constructive in your life for a change if that is remotely possible for a feeble minded imbecile like you.


    Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. Your lack of self awareness is a poor substitute for reason and insight. When it comes to feeble minds - one need only read through the gibberish in your posts to come to the conclusion that not only do you have little understanding of the world in which you live, you'd rather stick your head in the sand than actually bother with the abundance of "details" that lay waste to your often absurd claims.
    The only gibberish on here is all your right wing propaganda and covering up for the extremist tea partiers, a group that you obviously have very little credible knowledge about but yet you keep spamming the forums with all your nonsense. The details that you are claiming as fact are actually a lot of right wing propaganda and lies. But you are too brain dead to know the difference between the truth and lies.


    Said the moron who can only rail against the rich with little actual details and facts. Once again you show that the real one you hate is yourself. Maybe you should actually bother to consider the facts next time. How stupid do you have to be to think that the solution here for instance is to "take the money out of politics"? Are you delusional or just idealistically stupid?
    I do consider the facts you idiot. If you had half a brain and really knew what the hell you were talking about you wouldn't be on here spamming with all that extremist right wing propaganda and making a damned fool of yourself. The true fact remains is that we need to end corporate personhood and we need to get the big money and the crooked lobbyists out of politics otherwise things are never going to change for the better in the US. We also need to end the democratic-republican stranglehold on American politics since both parties are equally corrupt. That is the absolute truth. Now if you can only COM-PRE-HEND the absolute truth you bumbling idiot.
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    May 21, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect, both Apple and Google are fortune 500 technology giants that can do pretty much whatever benefits them which includes avoiding taxes. All big corporations have been doing this for a long time. It is wrong and it is a compelling reason why we need to get money out of politics.


    That's a pretty stupid and naive statement.
    No you retard, that is the truth. It is the big money that has poisoned our political process. But you don't know because you are not an American citizen who pays taxes to Washington so shut the fuck up.


    Retard? Really?

    You're a stupid ignorant moron and it's as if you delight in proclaiming it to the world.
    Calling my true statement naive and stupid is valid proof that you are hopelessly retarded. You need to turn off that RSS feed and do something constructive in your life for a change if that is remotely possible for a feeble minded imbecile like you.


    Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. Your lack of self awareness is a poor substitute for reason and insight. When it comes to feeble minds - one need only read through the gibberish in your posts to come to the conclusion that not only do you have little understanding of the world in which you live, you'd rather stick your head in the sand than actually bother with the abundance of "details" that lay waste to your often absurd claims.
    The only gibberish on here is all your right wing propaganda and covering up for the extremist tea partiers, a group that you obviously have very little credible knowledge about but yet you keep spamming the forums with all your nonsense. The details that you are claiming as fact are actually a lot of right wing propaganda and lies. But you are too brain dead to know the difference between the truth and lies.


    Said the moron who can only rail against the rich with little actual details and facts. Once again you show that the real one you hate is yourself. Maybe you should actually bother to consider the facts next time. How stupid do you have to be to think that the solution here for instance is to "take the money out of politics"? Are you delusional or just idealistically stupid?
    I do consider the facts you idiot. If you had half a brain and really knew what the hell you were talking about you wouldn't be on here spamming with all that extremist right wing propaganda and making a damned fool of yourself. The true fact remains is that we need to end corporate personhood and we need to get the big money and the crooked lobbyists out of politics otherwise things are never going to change for the better in the US. We also need to end the democratic-republican stranglehold on American politics since both parties are equally corrupt. That is the absolute truth. Now if you can only COM-PRE-HEND the absolute truth you bumbling idiot.


    Ah, ok I guess that makes you just delusional and completely ignorant of context or history. What a troll you are. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 22, 2013 12:45 AM GMT
    Rand Paul Apologizes to Apple for Being Hassled by the Senate

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/05/21/rand_paul_apologizes_to_apple_for_being_hassled_by_the_senate.html

    Rand Paul seems determined to undermine John McCain's outrage.

    THE VIDEO IS PRICELESS.

    Gotta love when haters hate haters.