Posted on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 7:29 am. PT
I agree with what Rob says, until he gets to this part:
Yes, Apple shelters taxes. Yes, it’s very good at it. Yes, it sucks that they aren’t paying their fair share.
The fact is, Apple does pay its fair share. In fact, they paid billions of dollars in taxes in the US last year, more than anyone else. The fact that governments offer companies a tax break to have factories or offices in their jurisdiction is not the companies fault—they create jobs, which has great economic benefits for those regions. If you then tell a company that those tax breaks are gone, they will pick up and move somewhere else—it’s business.
This isn’t about Apple, every company works exactly the same way. This is about the way the world works.
you have to be clinically insane like jim Dalrymple here to actually defend a corp of paying their fair share of taxes when EVERYBODY in the fucking room knows that the fucking don’t. this isn’t about the world this is about apple being a nasty downright gross corp jumping through loopholes headfirst, and NOT paying their fair share. because others are murdering it totally clears the way for apple to murder too according to the brainwashed apple zealots out there like this complete jackass. they paid billions? read this motherfucker http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/calculating-apples-true-u-s-tax-rate/ apple is going to pay 7 billion for 2013 on 75 billion dollars. fuckin morons think thats fair?