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Matt Davies

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    ha-ha, made you look.

  2. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 2 years ago

    If what Apple’s doing sounds fishy (to keep the cartoon’s metaphor) but it’s legal —> maybe it’s time to look at the tax system itself, eh?

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @r2varney

    LOL, God does not need “money”. Remember what Jesus said about giving Caesar’s things to Caesar and the “money” involved.

    Money is simply the place holder in the elaborate game of life. The things you need to bring joy and happiness in life are free and available to all. WE seem to hurt ourselves the most when we equate wealth and riches with the accumulation of goods and lucre.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Lucre? Lucre? I know it only means profit or money, but it has such an evil, greedy ring to it.

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    They should encourage Apple to use the money here in the US but they did nothing wrong. If I had my retirement money invested in Apple, I would expect them to give me maximum return on my investment.

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I find it somewhat ironic how indignant many become when they report on Apple, IBM’s, and GE’s profits and bemoan the taxes they pay. On every level of government we make deals with these companies for exemptions, credits, and other financial incentives to move to the particular state or locality in the U.S. or abroad. Dozens of tax treaties and free trade agreements are negotiated between countries to “stimulate trade,” many that have favorable tax clauses built into them.


    Our tax system is one of the most complex and onerous to deal with, I did it for forty plus years. With the tax structure we have now (especially corporate) there is no incentive for American companies to move operations back to the U.S. or “repatriate” the profits they make abroad. Of course now that our bloated and inefficient government is again desperately trying to squeeze more money from us all those earlier incentives and tax benefits offered are forgotten in light of the corporations (or the dreaded 1%) paying their “fair share.”

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, almost 2 years ago

    Congress (all Republicans and a few obliging Democrats) just passed legislation written by Citibank (verbatim but for two words) to gut regulations meant to keep financial institutions from indulging in the securities fraud that wrecked our economy. Tax laws are written to benefit corporations, not constituents. Apple parked its billions overseas in shell corporations to avoid taxes. Romney, Inc., did the same (he probably didn’t reveal his taxes because he took advantage of tax amnesty law in 2009 before he could be charged).

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s okay when Obama administration appointees and liberal congress critters do it, and Obama’s corporate pals.

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    why should we ante up – yet again – to prop up these greedy hoarders?

    We didn’t organize all those nice loopholes for them. They bought them themselves through ‘campaign contributions’, and it’s time to dump the reps who’ll give them anything they want and replace them with some politicians who represent us.

    Oh yeah – sorry, the nomination procedures insure that can never happen. My mistake.

  10. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gore Bane

    Apple isn’t being ‘punished’. They are merely pulling their civic weight by paying what they owe, wherever they owe it.

    If the rest of corporate industry would do the same, we’d be back on the road to prosperity.

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    No it’s not. It’s never OK.

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Hawthorne

    So it is the laws that are deficient. All we need to do is confiscate greater wealth from the people through the agency of rising prices for goods and services provided by corporate entities and everybody will have greater wealth in the person of the federal government, such that their greater personal impoverishment will be lessened though it is made greater. I guess I never actually thought it out very carefully then.

  13. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    In TV speak… Jumping the shark has different meaning.

    Are Apple’s days numbered?

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Line…

  15. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Oh, then I see Queen Mab has been with you…

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