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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    If Congress doesn’t want Apple to take advantage of loopholes, maybe Congress shouldn’t have made loopholes. It amazes me that Congress thinks that if they create a loophole that nobody would take advantage of it.

  2. r2varney

    r2varney said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t think congress makes the loop holes..the problem is they are too dumb to recognize the hole. The laws are ‘suggested" by lobbyists and passed by a congress that doesn’t care about tomorrows damage

  3. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    Joel Pett is spot on.
    If what Apple’s doing sounds whack but it’s legal —> maybe it’s time to look at the tax system itself, eh?
    A simpler tax system would tend to prevent scandals like those emerging now, too.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Bill Maher did a bit about the IRS targeting the tea party.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/18/bill-maher-irs-tea-party-tax-forms_n_3298825.html

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Congress COULD close a lot of those loopholes, but their Corporate Masters, not to mention Multimillion $$ donators wouldn’t like that!

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Yeah, it’s funny. In a grade school kind of way. It takes all the false information circulated about a group of YOUR fellow citizens and denigrates them.

    You (and Bill) should be ashamed.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    IF a corporation takes advantage of the legal deductions found within the tax code, why are they being singled out?

    If you are a homeowner with a mortgage, do you not take advantage of the deductions for property taxes and interest paid?

    If you are a small business owner, do you take advantage of the deductions for an office space and depreciate your equipment?

    So why not go to a “fair” tax system? Oh yeah, the “rich” would still not be paying their “fair share”. Hypocrites.

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    One of our most innovative and successful companies that employs thousands with great jobs, has made small investors huge returns and pays tens of Billions in taxes is being lectured by the greedy do-nothing’s in congress!

    BWAH!!!!!

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The iron is hot, time to do away with the IRS! The ONLY tax plan out there that can and would do that? FAIR TAX! www.fairtax.com

  10. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Congress doesn’t write the tax laws, lobbyists do that for them. I don’t think being able to bribe a Congressman to put in a tax break just for your situation was what the founders of this country wanted, and I’ll bet not many of the commenters here think that is okay, either. We need to get all private money out of elections or the country will just continue to go downhill and take all of us with it.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    Yeah, you are such an intellectual.
    Glenn Beck is more your type?

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @1opinion

    1opinion said, about 2 hours ago
    @Harleyquinn
    Fair tax is neither fair nor would it do away with the IRS.’
    Your ignorance is great is it not? the 1st thing it would do is repeal the laws that set up the IRS!

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ooops fairtax.org
    The FairTax is a national sales tax that treats every person equally and allows American businesses to thrive, while generating the same tax revenue as the current four-million-word-plus word tax code. Under the FairTax, every person living in the United States pays a sales tax on purchases of new goods and services, excluding necessities due to the prebate. The FairTax rate after necessities is 23% and equal to the lowest current income tax bracket (15%) combined with employee payroll taxes (7.65%), both of which will be eliminated.

    Important to note: the FairTax is the only tax plan currently being proposed that includes the removal of the payroll tax.

  14. RedRock2512

    RedRock2512 said, over 1 year ago

    Corporations just pass on their tax bills to consumers in the cost of their goods and services. Raise taxes on corporations, and corporations will raise the price of their goods. In the end, it always falls to the consumer to pay taxes.

  15. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, over 1 year ago

    @RedRock2512

    Amen. Bears repeating, business DOSEN’T pay tax, it COLLECTS them !

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