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: Tax is not theft
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 30th Apr 2012 00:40 UTC in reply to "Tax is not theft"
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I don't know about your area, but here, the public roads are all f***ed. They're not taken care of properly. They're pothole-ridden. The potholes get "patched", then the patches break down and then need to be patched, then the patches over patches need to be patched. It's a never-ending cycle until the whole damn road is just something you don't want to drive on. The roads get so bad and stay that way for extended periods of time, it's not even funny. The entire damn road needs redone, and just when you might think they're getting serious about doing the right thing, they do little stretches here and there, leaving shittiness in between. It's been horrible for years before they finally got off their asses and started spending money on "real" road repairs, and there are are still dozens of bad roads.

The government is no good at spending our tax dollars where it should be. Instead, they just fork over enormous amounts of money in their ridiculous "war on drugs" and "war on terrorism" and other stupid shit like recycling the most pointless things (paper, plastic, etc.). And before you bitch, "but recycling is good!" I do recycle things that are worthwhile: metals, especially aluminum (which I get a lot of in the form of cans). Go to YouTube and look up "penn and teller bullshit recycling" and watch all three parts of the 30-minute episode before you go on your "going green" bullshit.

But as someone pointed out above, the roads are taken care of by the local governments, not the federal. So basically, local or federal, it doesn't matter which part of the government it is... they all burn tax money on ridiculous shit. City, state, federal--you name it.

Edited 2012-04-30 00:57 UTC

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