Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Even with my IPad retina display, Ted’s drawing still looks crappy as usual.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    That’s not the way it is in America today. Not paying all the taxes you can is a sin to the left. We must be happy paying the highest tax possible. Soon all of our money will flow thru Washington.
    The beast must be fed.

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 3 years ago

    Its like people being accused of abusing mechanics in games while they are just being inventive with whats allready there. You need ways to tax, so people can´t get “caught” in between countries.

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    siri, how can i dodge taxes?

  5. SavannahJim

    SavannahJim GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Doesn’t take a Genius…

  6. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Agreed. US tax laws ought to be changed so that companies who owe their wealth to access to the US market pay a substantial portion of that wealth into the US treasury.

    Also: “evaded” would be illegal. “Dodged” is what they did.

  7. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    You have a point there, too. On the one hand, Apple is scummy. On the other hand, every dollar they evade is one less dollar used to murder Muslims with drones.

  8. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If you follow the news, it’s pretty clear that Apple has been especially aggressive in tax avoidance. It seems that what they’ve done is probably technically legal. But it’s on the edge of what’s right. When you’re as rich as Apple – a company that doesn’t even provide customer service for its overpriced products – the least you could do is pay your taxes.

  9. michael pokrivnak

    michael pokrivnak said, over 3 years ago

    First in order to change anything is the current USA you have to buy back the politicians from the likes of Monsanto, The NRA and Grover to name just a few of the biggest criminals.

  10. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Apple, a $500 billion company, employs a mere 47,000 employees. GM, worth 1/3 as much, employs 5 times as many. In other words, Apple is a vampire corporation that sucks cash out of the economy, while returning only 1/15th of the jobs a traditional company of the same size would provide. And they don’t even want to pay taxes to cover the unemployment benefits needed for the job losses they’re causing.

  11. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago

    The problem here is that Apple, like even Mr. Mitt Romney, and even President Obama, are being accused of hiding their assets and their true wealth outside of American Law and that revelation of Apple’s practices shows how widespread this problem really is.

    Apple itself has some additional troubles, in the form of the anti-trust suits that it won against Samsung and that it could be argued that Apple is also engaging in the same activity that it accused its rival, Samsung, of doing—which was to use its foreign base of operations and practices outside the United States to wipe out their competition inside the US markets.

    Apple can not have it both ways, where it seeks out US legal protections in the courts to assert that their rivals are using their international positions to dominate the US markets, while also using those same measures, practices and even facilities, perhaps, to protect themselves against taxes.

    And for those of us that can not afford lawyers and accountants to hide that kind of wealth even from both the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board—Apple being a California company and all—these governmental agencies are squeezing us folks, asking us to pay for the shortfalls that they could not collect from these corporations.

    And I am sick and tired of hearing about how I need to pay more in taxes when I don’t even have money myself, either being unemployed or “self-employed” while I also look for a full-time job.

  12. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Couldn’t agree more.

  13. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Read up on Apple’s tax avoidance strategies. They really pushed the envelope.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Once again, Congress is unhappy that people do what the Congress has allowed them to do. If Congress doesn’t like the loopholes it has built into the tax laws, then Congress needs to close them. It is within their power. Grousing that others have found flaws in their design is self-serving and of no value in the long run. Again, though, this would require Congress to actually do something, so nothing will change.

  15. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 3 years ago

    @Ted Rall
    If it pleases the court I would also mention while Apple’s tax dodging is deplorable, it does provide the technical tools for many others to find jobs and stay employed beyond its existing employees. Which factors into job creation total.
    Apple also plays by the game with the current set of rules. Although I will fault them for getting out of a moral obligation on a technicality. It’s like everyone else paying for orphans to have food, but you don’t pay as much as you could. You gotta have that third car in the garage.
    That aside if we want to change the tax code we have to start at the top and remove the real players, the Fourth branch of government to which we have no check or balance: High Price Lobbyists. When the Koches or Soros or whichever lobbyist you-have an-ax-to-grind with stays out of the code reformation then we can avoid loopholes of this egregious a manner.

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