Please read this post by the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/business/20tax.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2 It describes how Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other major multinational and multibillion dollar companies all have BILLIONS of dollars in cash overseas that they are waiting to bring back home. Normally, they would have to pay 35% tax on their profits, however, they are trying to influence Congress into allowing them a tax cut to 5.25%!! Their reasoning is that it will create an influx in job and domestic spending as well as being used for R&D. The Bush administration allowed companies to do this in 2005 with the idea that the companies would increase job hiring and all the other reasons listed prior. That was not the case however. Numerous reports have shown that in most cases, companies that took advantage of this tax break aka "repatriation," continued to increase layoffs (some by the thousands), decreased domestic spending, and moved jobs overseas. Please read this article and familiarize yourself and those you know with this issue. Let's not have these companies, even the ones we sincerely support, such as Apple, get away with this. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.