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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 11 months ago

    There are worms in that apple. They’re the executive board.

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    AShame on Apple! I had great respect at one time, thought Steve Jobs was great. But he’s dead now and probably good, doubt if this was what he had in mind.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Should that not be GE who we paid tax money to? Or maybe GM who does not have to pay taxes for ten years? Maybe they put something about being green and liberal in the titles when they applied to the IRS and “bad customer service” let them slide. I bet if they had to fill out a lot of extra paper work on what they pray to and what books they read Apple could have gotten just as sweet of a deal as GE or GM. Oh well Apple played by the rules. To bad. I guess that is why they did not get any sweetheart deals to I don’t know, Install Charging stations for the Volts in the Middle east?
    Oh Wait I know they were not on the IRS list of Donors for Mitt, that is how they got away with only paying 6 billion to the IRS.

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Wabbit

    Don’t deify Steve Jobs.
    I am one of “the faithful”, but you can be sure that he was very cunning and kept as much of our money as possible. (The great thing has been that it has been continually re-invested back into the company.)
    Apple plays by your USA rules and minimises taxes as much as legally possible.

  5. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Ottodesu

    Steve Jobs was a jerk who took other peoples’ ideas and filed off the serial numbers.
    .
    I was an Apple fan until Jobs intentionally killed off the Apple IIgs because it threatened his Mac.

  6. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, 11 months ago

    Taxes are the tithes of the progressive lefts church. To avoid giving as much as possible is a sin against their god.
    The beast must be fed.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    It appears Apple was able to use Ireland as a tax shelter quite legally. If this is the case, then it is not Apple’s ‘fault’, it is the legislature’s. Those who write our tax codes bend over backwards to appease corporate donors, donors who ofttimes help draft the legislation benefiting their companies.
    Every business sheltering income overseas does so because they have been enabled by the bipartisan greed and lack of ethics in the House and Senate.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, 11 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I have a small addon on my browser that shows you what country your site is in (helps to make sure you are where you want to be). Ireland is making money not only from Apple but from Facebook.

  9. jonesb

    jonesb said, 11 months ago

    @Fairportfan2

    You seem to have Bill Gates and Steve Jobs confused. I am no Apple fan but Steve Jobs didn’t steal other people’s ideas. Bill Gates did take people’s ideas, either sell to me or I’ll bankrupt you.

  10. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Wabbit

    “…doubt if this was what he had in mind.”
    It would be exactly what he had in mind. He was an extremely arrogant and narcissistic b@stard and cheated, or took advantage of loop-holes every chance he could. Kind of like a game to him, how could he exploit oversights into unintended possibilities for personal gain.

  11. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Ottodesu

    “Apple plays by your USA rules and minimises taxes as much as legally possible.”
    A corporation is obligated to minimize its tax burden in order to meet its fiduciary duty to its shareholders, that is unless that corporation contributes even $1 to the Democrats, then to the republicans it’s an evil company. As long as the bennies go their way the repubbies are happy, as soon as it benefits anyone they don’t like, then it’s a travesty. And just where do you think the stupor-hero gooyquinn got it’s info about GE and GM? It was brought up in other discussions by, GASP!!!!, educated and intelligent liberals regarding taxes, who pays, who doesn’t and how the tax scheme isn’t fair. But at that time the repubbies were arguing for the special tax treatment of corporations. Now that it serves them to rail against a few they quickly stab them in the back. Typical republican trick.

  12. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    You are absolutely correct. But you also can’t ignore the fact that the Crapple exec lied to Congress when he claimed they obeyed the “spirit” of the law. The “spirit” was certainly not to evade taxes by setting up shell corporations and minor operations in other countries in order to shift profits there and expenses here. They did not adhere to the “spirit” of the law, that was a flat out lie.

    We could talk that we want to demand our legislators do something about this, but you are correct too, it is the " the bipartisan greed and lack of ethics in the House and Senate." that will prevent anything meaningful from happening. The treasonous republicans won’t allow anything that would take in $1 more in taxes, EVER! And the Democrats will likely lose sight of the goal in order to “compromise” with the republicans (which means acquiesce to all of their demands in order to look like they did something). In the end “We the People” will lose and only the corporations will win, with more of these tax avoidance schemes.

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Wabbit

    What about GE?

    Why is it acceptable for GE, (Major contributor to Obama’s 2008 and 2012 Presidential Campaigns get a Free Skate for their failure to pay their fair share in Taxes?

    Why are you not angry at Obama for his failure to demand GE Pay the Taxes they owe?

  14. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @jonesb

    You know nothing of the history of Crapple do you? The computer mouse, not a Craple idea, Jobs sow it at another Silicon Valley lab and stole the idea. Granted the original lab wasn’t capitalizing on it but it was NOT a Crapple idea. Icon based navigation, NOT a Crapple idea either. I remember Commodore introducing their GEOS system with graphical interface just before Crapple introduced theirs. So there are just two examples. i am no fan of Gates and his abusive business practices, but he didn’t steal peoples ideas like Crapple did, he used (unfair & abusive) typical business practices of competition or competitive advantage to eliminate competition. I’m not saying he is to be admired either, but unlike Crapple who outright stole ideas, Gates did not.

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Fairportfan2

    Sam Walton was a bigger jerk as he stole other retailers ideas to build his Retail Empire and sells crap products.

    I avoid all of his establishments at all costs, the only time I set foot in one of his establishments is when I visit family and we’re out and they stop at one of his establishments.

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