Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2012 12:22 UTC
Apple "Apple, the world's most profitable technology company, doesn't design iPhones here. It doesn't run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn't manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby. Yet, with a handful of employees in a small office here in Reno, Apple has done something central to its corporate strategy: it has avoided millions of dollars in taxes in California and 20 other states." Sure, this is all legal for companies to do (and Apple obviously isn't alone) but it does show you how much sense of morality companies have. Answer: none. But hey, it's legal, and the law is never wrong, right?
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RE: But taxation is theft
by rycamor on Sun 29th Apr 2012 14:45 UTC in reply to "But taxation is theft"
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Hehe... of course jesuspower's post would get moderated down by all the self-righteous believers in authority.

While I believe that some taxation is necessary (although not on income), it is obvious that what we have now has been blown completely out of proportion. The sum total of government services that we actually rely on in daily life almost all occur in local and state government, which taxes us at a minor percentage compared to the greedy beast that is our central Federal government. And in fact, even local government is at least 90% waste and unneeded "services".

No my friends, your self-righteously-paid taxes mostly go towards supporting a corrupt monetary system, foreign wars, failed banks and investment companies, and paying for a completely counterproductive bureaucracy that eventually wants to dictate everything in your life, from how much water your toilet holds to what kind of food you should be allowed to consume (Google "raw milk raids').

Time to stop defending what is clearly an out-of-control bully. I cheer every time I hear about some company or individual who has managed to avoid supporting the beast.

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