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  •  It's all in the name... (6+ / 0-)

    If this was a diary about Microsoft pulling off this tax evasion the story would be on the top of the rec list for days. But Apple is not only allowed to do this but somehow cast as heros for doing it. It's wrong when any company uses these sort of tax loopholes to avoid paying for the country they benefit from being part of. It doesn't make a difference if it's GM, Boeing, Microsoft, or Apple. It hurts America, period.

    Sorry conservatives, but Occam's Razor isn't a beard trimmer for jihadists. What it means is I don't have to accept your crazy-assed theories as an alternative to reality.

    by ontheleftcoast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 11:23:00 AM PDT

    •  I hope that's not the case. (2+ / 0-)
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      I mean, I like Apple products, I'm typing this on a MacBook Pro, I have an iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, get my music from iTunes, etc.  I'm a fan of the company, but seriously, this kinda stuff is just wrong, and sometimes the best thing a friend can do for you is call bullshit on you when you deserve it.

      Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Clarke's Third Law

      by The Technomancer on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 11:29:41 AM PDT

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    •  No. It isn't wrong. And it wouldn't be wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      for any Company as long as it is complying with the law, as has been emphasized by a number of comments here.

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:13:21 PM PDT

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      •  So... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...which program shouldn't have it's sequestered funding restored, or should be cut further since Apple's paying nowhere near the tax rate they should be paying?

        It is wrong.  For Apple and any other company.

        Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Clarke's Third Law

        by The Technomancer on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:20:31 PM PDT

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        •  We disagree and will never agree. (1+ / 0-)
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          You think it's wrong. I think it's fine. From a rough look at the comments here, I think I am in good company.

          The answer is to change the tax law rather to bleat on about morals.

          For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

          by Anne Elk on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:27:38 PM PDT

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