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Matt Wuerker

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  1. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    If it looks rotten, but it’s legal . . .
    maybe it’s time to look at the tax system itself ?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    FYI….Tax evasion is against the law Matt. Tax avoidance is what everybody should do. Unless, that is, if you are one of the lefties that post here about how taxes should be higher. In that case, they should overpay what they legally owe. Of course they don’t though.

  3. Caligulla

    Caligulla said, over 3 years ago

    You think Apple’s accounting is interesting, try GE’s, they pay NO tax at all, in fact they’ve accumulated BILLIONS in tax credits by restructuring almost all transactions as finance deals.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Congress set the rules; Apple complied with the rules. Now Congress is complaining about Apple playing by the rules. There must be something in the water at the Capitol building that turns otherwise normal people into cretins.

  5. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, over 3 years ago

    + 1 What mikefive said. LEt’s take a look at Congress people’s returns hhmmmm?

  6. avarner

    avarner said, over 3 years ago

    Apple owes it to their investors to maximize income and minimize expenses in any legal way possible.
    In other words they are “The Evil Rich.”

  7. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 3 years ago

    Money laundering is money laundering, whether it’s done by organized crime, terrorists, or corporations.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Do you know the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance?

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Godfreydaniel

    You are correct, of course, but I don’t understand what that has to do with Apple.

  10. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “I pay all the taxes that are legally required and not a dollar more.” Mitt Romney

  11. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t forget Charlie Rangel, Tyrone Brooks and Tim Geithner.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Your posts suggest you know the answer to that first hand.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Overlooked by the right is the fact the Apple CEO did declare everything the did was legal, and that tax law should change to END the practices of not paying taxes. They’re also working at bringing more jobs, and sections of their company, BACK to the U.S.. Boeing, Lockheed, GE, and Textron could take a lesson from this, along with many U.S. corporations, and of course “Mitt’s millions” remain untaxed overseas as well.

  14. Liam Burns

    Liam Burns GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You call it a loophole, we call it obeying the law.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The flat tax hurts the poor more than the rich. 10% of $11,000 takes quite a percentage more than 10% of $150 million or even just $1 million.
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    That said, even with deductions and exemptions, I don’t believe that a flat tax is a good idea. A flat tax isn’t fair: 10 percent of income at the bottom isn’t equal to 10 percent of income at the top. The cost of most goods is fixed, meaning that you don’t pay proportionally less for gas or milk if you make less money. The price of merely surviving is somewhat fixed, making a flat tax not quite as flat as proponents like to pretend.
    […]
    Additionally, most flat tax proposals are based on earned income, which means that unearned income like interest and dividends would escape taxation. Taxpayers who work for a living would end up paying a higher rate of tax, relatively speaking, than those who relied on investments for the majority of income (like Jobs and Buffett). How is that remotely equitable?
    http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/is-a-flat-tax-a-good-idea/flat-tax-would-introduce-new-problems

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