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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Funny, you call yourself a "Conservative" but you advocate for a very anti-free market system.

    Apple got away with not paying much taxes because it hired expensive lawyers and accountants to essentially find and create no nexus tax havens. You are praising what amounts to those with money can literally buy success over those without such funds. That we should encourage a very uneven playing field that favors those who will bend and possibly break the law over those who play within the rules.

    I take it you were cheering for Microsoft as it actively engaged in anti-capitalistic behaviors to stamp out competition at the expense of the consumer?
    Let's fix you up on this. Apple got away with nothing, they followed the tax laws as written, not over paying, not under paying. They have a duty to the shareholders to not over pay, they could even be sued for not doing what's in the best interests of the people that owne Apple stock.

    I'm not sure what you are talking about when you say it is "very anti-free market system". As the CEO said, they paid all the taxes they owed. I wonder if you look at you tax return and decide not to take legal deductions and pay more than you owe?

    That would certainly be the exception, because I don't know anyone that looks to pay more than they owe.

    I think we should be concerned that our tax rates for corporations is so high that companies have to take these extreme measures to pay what they owe.

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    Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    How can Apple be hiding their money from the US government and yet everyone knows where it is.

    If they broke a law, punish them but I don't see that any laws were broken.
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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Do you think the government should protect your rights for free?
    I don't agree that the government protects my rights. I feel they routinely violate them.

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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

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    HoJ is proof that your argument is absurd.
    Whats absurd is HOJs unthinking support of all things liberal.

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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes - Tony Romm - POLITICO.com

    Yup.. 44 billion bucks! [/FONT][/COLOR] Now this activity isnt "illegal" i certainly believe that it should be.
    The time is long overdue to revamp our tax code. Hopefully when we get to the bottom of the IRS problems both parties will see the need.
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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    So it seems we agree after all. Does it not bother you that these criminals were exempted for reasons of wealth alone?


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    They should be. A crimes a crime.

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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes - Tony Romm - POLITICO.com

    Yup.. 44 billion bucks! [/FONT][/COLOR] Now this activity isnt "illegal" i certainly believe that it should be.
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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    So it seems we agree after all. Does it not bother you that these criminals were exempted for reasons of wealth alone?
    I dont agree that it was happened.

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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes. Since the government has the power to tax then yes.
    Using existing tax law to avoid taxes is not illegal. This is another side show to shift attention away from the many recent failings of the administration.

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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    You don't agree that money laundering took place? Apparently they confessed and paid a fine (instead of going to prison like your or I would have) so are you saying they were innocent?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I dont agree that it was happened.

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