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  1. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That big apple is obscuring the real issue. Congress made ALL the tax laws and ALL the loopholes (with plenty of help from the lobbyists). Apple was just following good business practices by minimizing their expenditures. What’s wrong with the picture: the TAX LAWS that Congress wrote.

  2. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    soros,gates,and buffett have paid for protection

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hmm, they just did what Mitt Romney did.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, Rand Paul said just that. He said that Congress should be ashamed for attacking Apple for using existing tax laws to cheat America. Of course, Paul has also blocked every attempt to fix those loopholes. I mean, Apple is rich, and deserves tax breaks that you and I can’t use.

  5. centaur1

    centaur1 said, over 3 years ago

    Do you people understand that corparations DO NOT PAY TAXES! You pay them in increased cost of the product…they will make the same profit and the government gets more of your money

  6. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    centaur1: Wake up! If they pass taxes on (rather than cutting executive pay to levels of civilized countries), you can buy from a competitor or not buy at all. If they dodge their fair share, we all pay for it with no options.

  7. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @David – I guess I’ll step in then and fill the gap.

    First – Corporations shouldn’t pay taxes. The taxes should be on the individuals that receive stock dividends.

    Two – The laws are what they are. Apple has acted in good faith and was smarter then most about how to manage it’s finances. If the American taxpayer would accept a value added tax (VAT) or Sales tax as an alternative, many of these problems would go away. But the 48% Love to cry about how someone else isn’t paying enough tax when they aren’t paying any.

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    got to love apple fanboys. pay hundreds of dollars every year for another iteration of the iphone, ipad, macbook, ipod, etc…,,but apple uses tax loopholes to shore up their profits. no wonder their share price is $441.

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    Because it doesn’t need defending. This is just another egregious attack by the GOP, probably to obscure the fact that the mega international corporations they contribute to pay almost no taxes at all, and are heavily subsidized by the taxpayer dollar.

    Look at the defense industries, the oil industries, the chemical industries, and, of course, Big Ag.

    Apple paid the taxes they owed, according to IRS regs and their tax accountants and attorneys.

    It is stupid to pay more tax than you owe. The problem is that individuals pay straight rate taxes on W2 income; corporations and investors have little or no W2 income, but there are plenty of writeoffs and deductions they can applied to their unearned income.

    That means paper shuffling income, folks, not income from hard labour. They pay damn little tax, comparatively.

    Time to put an end to corporate welfare, and to the tax loopholes which let them keep a much larger percentage of their income than you or I.

  10. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago


    If you are talking about working people – you know, those people who are working two or three minimum wage jobs to try to keep a roof over their heads, the fact is, they can’t afford to pay those sales taxes.

    You can’t get blood from a stone.

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago


    But that’s not all the money which corporate America is stashing overseas, that will never return to our economy – unless we force them to bring it back.

    And Apple is very far from being the worst offender.

  12. samvadi

    samvadi said, over 3 years ago

    Now they get accused of innovation…. !

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    Conservatives and libertarians are generally for a simpler tax, one not as easy to avoid (for the rich only) as our current system favored by the left. Favored because they can tell the ignorant “we are taxing the rich” which giving them loopholes so those of us that can’t afford loopholes get stuck footing the bill.

  14. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    here is another blind leading the blind. first lets pick any corp they pay taxes on the profit they make then they pay dividends to people that own stock who also pay taxes on the dividends so that double taxes. And lets not forget if you tax the crap out of my business(i do have one just exp) I will take it to a country where I can make more money. (say good bye to jobs and lower wages (more unemployed the pay goes down) Second you are looking a the apple wrong romney for example pd 2 milliion dollars in taxes. 47% of the people pd nothing welfare deadbeats, also unemployed and SS people (these are not dead beat they worked and are living on what they pd into the system In 2006, the top quintile of households earned 55.7 percent of pretax income and paid 69.3 percent of federal taxes, while the top 1 percent of households earned 18.8 percent of income and paid 28.3 percent of taxes. So quit this tax the rich till they leave the country and we get nothing.

  15. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @David – So you would advocate the robbing of people’s savings to pay for government services. Wow, I can’t think of anything less fair or manageable then that other then an income tax.

    Taxing sales is easy, straight forward, and would eliminate many of the loopholes today.

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