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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?
    If they can, yes.

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

    Well, I guess you W2 folks will just have to kick in a little more. Maybe Apple can stash money around the world but we know EXACTLY where YOU live.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Without people like Jobs the market as you know it would not exist. See how the wheel goes round?
    You're probably right the market might have been a lot more innovative and competitive without people like Jobs monopolizing the market and suing all his competitors. He even tried to sue the vendors who sold apples (fruit) for trademark infringement for crying out loud. lol

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If they can, yes.
    Nothing is free, especially the government. So if you want it's protection you have to pay for it. So in answer to your question, yes, the government has a right to your money in exchange for it's protection.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Nothing is free, especially the government. So if you want it's protection you have to pay for it. So in answer to your question, yes, the government has a right to your money in exchange for it's protection.
    It was a trick question. Government does not practice rights, so of course the answer is no. It can be no other way.

    As for your argument, that would depend on the monetary system in place if the people needed taxed or not for revenue purposes. One thing is always true however. The government might very well have the power to levy taxes, but that does not mean or imply that I do not have the right to find ways around them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Nothing is free, especially the government. So if you want it's protection you have to pay for it. So in answer to your question, yes, the government has a right to your money in exchange for it's protection.
    you need to rephrase that, the government has no rights, only powers, and they can be changed at any time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    you need to rephrase that, the government has no rights, only powers, and they can be changed at any time.
    I set her up for that actually. I played a little trick on the OP by phrasing a question with a false premise and she bought into it. I did this to expose an error in judgment taking place with the supporters of locking down on these actions.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I set her up for that actually. I played a little trick on the OP by phrasing a question with a false premise and she bought into it. I did this to expose an error in judgment taking place with the supporters of locking down on these actions.
    aha! you sly sun of a gun you! You so smart!


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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.
    Wooohooooo. I might even consider buying apple now, but only consider.

    Lets have more and more companies do this and see how the debt does. Until they cut useless costly socialist like programs, as many as possible should avoid all the taxes they can. In fact, lets just start seeing more and more companies just packup and leave due to over-taxation to support the lazy.
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    Re: Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes

    Here is the deal, profits made overseas are not taxable unless they are brought into the US in some way. If Apple maintains those funds in overseas subsidiaries, they are only subject to taxes within the country they are made in or sold in. Thats the law. Thats ALWAYS been the law.

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