Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    if Apple “Dodged” taxes they would be put in jail.. If you don’t like the tax plan then change it

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago

    @4my10851cs

    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.

  4. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year 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.

  5. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    siri, how can i dodge taxes?

  6. SavannahJim

    SavannahJim GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Doesn’t take a Genius…

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Apple paid what 6 billion, legally? That is like what 2% of our general budget. They paid the bill that was given to them. So Ted Tell me again how this is like the guy who did not pay his bill? This is more like pre existing conditions in the Obamacare. Or maybe GM or GE don’t pay their bill and Obama gives them money and sweet heart deal to put charging station in the middle east for the Volt.

  8. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @4my10851cs

    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.

  9. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @narrowminded

    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.

  10. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    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.

  11. michael pokrivnak

    michael pokrivnak GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @4my10851cs

    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.

  12. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ted Rall

    Here is the problem your strip is just not true. No “technically” about it. Apple has paid the bill in full! You have a problem with the money they made over seas then you should speak out against that. To bring the money back into the USA you would pay 35% on top of the money you paid in taxes in the country you made it in. And what does “rich” have to do with anything? Is it “fair” to target a company for making money? How is that “fair” You have fallen for Obama’s class warfare wealth envy dance.
    Why don’t you take aim at someone who did not pay taxes in the USA but made billions elsewhere, and Obama gave them money and contracts. That would be more to the truth.

  14. californicated1

    californicated1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ted Rall

    Ted Rall said, 21 minutes ago
    Apple, a $500 billion company, employs a mere 47,000 employees. "
    So now it is a crime in your eyes to be effective and efficient with the workforce you have? Maybe they should get a Union so they can pay a few people to stand around. That would be fair to the next company.
    ..
    “GM, worth 1/3 as much, employs 5 times as many”
    And how much did GM pay in taxes? How much does GM still owe the American taxpayer?" So they have a job, so what? I the taxpayer paid for the job. If that is not vampire corporation I do not know what is! Apple paid INTO the system. GM TOOK money out!

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