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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Sky Blue, May 15, 2012.
Did Boehner have a little cry while Cook was there?
apple's hurting right now they need all the money they can get.
My thoughts exactly.
You know what, Apple? ****** YOU. And I say this as a stockholder. We can afford to pay our taxes due. We're not a struggling company that will go under because of a tax bill.
The US is sometimes too lenient. That's why we are so in debt. Corporate profits need to be properly taxed. The infrastructure and framework under which these companies succeeded needs to be paid for.
If this costs me some small percentage of the stock price, it's money well spent to not be freeloading cheapskates. Times are tough for the US budget.
Idk, apple has 110 Billion dollars, why do they keep getting handouts? It doesn't seem right....
I would think that Boehner would not oppose it. I think it's an issue for Obama.
I'd be happy to see Apple get a tax holiday if there were guarantees that the repatriated funds were pumped into the US economy in the next few years.
Boner: Tax holiday? Can we go to the beach?
Cook: Yes! That's where we keep the money.
"C'mon John...please? I'll throw in a free iPad!"
You are in competition with other companies though, no?
The Republicans do need to move on this. It's vital that they understood the importance of allowing global corps to repatriate dollars and put America back to work. This could be a real election winner for Team Romney.
If true, despicable.
I smell a big debate looming here.
As if slave labor in China wasn't enough. You would think Apple would be happy enough with not having to employ Americans, but no....
Now the most prosperous USA Based Company is trying to dodge the American people and figure out how to cheat the system with the help of the GOP.
It's equivalent to theft from the poor.
Also in a time of economic crisis.
We pay our fair share in taxes. So should Apple.
Unfortunately your reasoning is asinine. This doesn't put people to work. It makes it easy to push dollars offshore and wait for a repatriation holiday. Perhaps you should look at the results from 2004. See it's not that they're lying about goals (repatriating funds). They're lying about the anticipated results, and there's no way to force them.
Also if you haven't figured out by now that politicians generally do not have public interest in mind, you are a very sad person.
Is that a... a plush dog by Boehner's feet?
Apple is getting sleazier by the moment these days--I guess several hundred billion dollars will do that.
"it is unknown what the topic of discussion was"
Be civil people, this is no place for a discussion on politics or your opinions on how X party is ruining everything.
I used to be so politically active, now I'm extremely jaded. I hate politics, on both sides.
Nothing gets done, bills get watered down as compromises, corporations are getting more and more tax breaks, the Supreme Court's 5/4 ruling allowing corporations to be recognized as "persons" has abolished campaign reform and further blurred corporate and government sects, checks and balances have become a joke as lawyers play with the laws our founding fathers established to keep the government by the people for the people in check, and companies continue to circumvent tax laws and produce more overseas while American education is cut and jobs are suffering. While our elected officials fight, we pay the price.
Unless this is true and those tax breaks are spent on our national economy, I'll also be very disappointed in Apple.
don't worry people "trickle down" economics will save the day. I mean, the Bush tax cuts have been around since, well, Bush. And things have only gotten better from 2000 and on right?
Proof that trickle down economics works.
We have the highest corporate tax rates in the world! If they were more reasonable, like say 15%, or even 17%, companies wouldn't go to great lengths to keep the money out. 15% of something is better than 35% of nothing.
What's with Boner's steely cold stare?
pardon my ignorance, but what does "PRSI" mean? i tried googling it to no avail. i googled "PRSI post count", hoping that giving the acronym context would help. THIS thread, quoting your post, was the second result. not even kidding. recursive search results aren't very helpful...
Apple is welcome to move to China.
Nobody is stopping them, but they don't.
Why do you think that is ?
can't blame Apple for doing what is legal to protect their assets.
The US needs to balance their budget