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New York Times Outs Apple, Enemy of the People, on Tax “Sidestep”

longball38884 Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 1:50 PM
Ultimately everything is made possible by consumers spending money.
Torr Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 2:36 PM
Yes Lemmi, i know, but was responding to longball's silly statement.
lemmi Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 2:23 PM
I was being just a little sarcastic
Torr Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 2:05 PM
Well, not really.
Everything is made "possible" by the symbiosis of free market capitalism. Neither consumers nor businesses can exist without the participation of the other.
(...Even reverting back hunting/gathering troglodytes, free market capitalism would still exist.)
lemmi Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 2:04 PM
We don't need products only consumers, just plane brilliant

So it’s come to this: If you’re a successful technology company that employs 47,000 people in the U.S. along with supporting the employment of another 257,000 jobs domestically at other companies, that’s not enough.

It’s not enough that according to a company study published in the New York Times, your operations “have generated almost $5 billion in federal and state income taxes, including income taxes withheld on employee stock gains, making [you] among the top payers of U.S. income tax,” in the first half of 2012 alone.

For the folks playing at home, income taxes are THE taxes that...

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