Apple pays 1/40 of ALL federal income tax...

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  1. username

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    The "evil" Apple payed over 6 billion in federal income tax, or 1/40 of ALL income tax.
    All you supporting Android and Samsung gives money to Korea that copies and sell American inventions without paying a dime in tax. Why? Why do you support non-US companies if you live in US?

    Microsoft for example payed 7% tax (compared to Apple's 22% or the "good" Google that sent all its money to Bermuda to avoid tax. You support these companies that have not innovated anything, ever... No wonder you are Howard fans. But even Howard uses Apple stuff. Even HE is enough educated to buy American...



    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/04/apple-paid-6-billion-in-federal-income-tax-in-2012-140-of-all-u-s-corporate-income-tax-collected/


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...ed-capitalism-says-chairman-Eric-Schmidt.html
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    What did GE pay?
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    What are the chances Beth knows what taxes are?
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    This is why I will never buy Google or Smasung or any other foreign shit. Fuck all these companies that just copy american design and steal jobs away from Americans. And those assholes at Google were PROUD that they paid little tax:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/ho...yers-fund-its-innovation-resulting-benefit-10

    http://www.dailytech.com/Google Avo...SD In Taxes UK PM Speaks Out/article29535.htm

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...roud-of-our-tax-avoidance-scheme-8411974.html
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    So the choices are be gay or be Korean? (Just getting that out of the way).
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    possibly because for the most part we stopped making things here about 15 years ago? because many of the originally american branded products sold their brand names to so korean companies rather than try to compete with countries who allow their employees to work for pennies and who's middle management is recruited from the so korean military officers who retain their military pay grades although working in their "private" sector?

    possibly because we sold out our own manufacturing industries leaving the american consumer no other choice but to buy non-american made goods.
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    that's why we should buy american company goods, like Zenith. except Zenith sold their brand to a so korean company in the 1990s. or from Bell and Howell, except they sold their brand name to a so korean company in the 1990s. or LG who makes Apple monitors and Google smartphones which is really the trendy named division of Lucky-Goldstar Electronics of So Korea?
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    Apple pays taxes. They have a ton of stores in the US and employ a ton of Americans and pay them relatively well (for retail positions).

    Apple is already assembling iMacs in the US and will expand their US manufacturing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20626376

    Expecting every piece of an iPhone to be made in the US is unrealistic considering how specialized it is and how many components it has. iPhone's processor and glass is made in the US. Apple's competitors make all of their shit outside the US and take profits back to those countries (China & Korea).
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    It's actually the Mac mini that's being fully assembled in the US (only a small percentage of iMacs are being assembled in the US) but I definitely agree with you. Apple is doing their part as an American company to help the US economy.
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    So far I see Froggy making sense in this thread.



    Americans are fucking stupid as shit and this thread proves it. Why not save a dollar on something. Who cares if it was made in China? It's not like they can make the stuff your company does in China? Oh, they can?? DAMN!




    Shop at Wal-Mart more you stupid fucking hypocrites.
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    Yeah. I'll believe that when the suicides at the iPhone factory in China stop.





    "Doing it's part." :pie:


    Is their plan to eventually have everyone work in the factory until they all kill themselves and then the labor is forced back to this side of the pond?? That just might work!! :spaz:
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    About what I thought. :jj:








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    Apple products are for fags who don't mind paying top dollar to appear like they know about technology.
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    Didn't know about Mac Mini. I only saw reports about iMac being assembled in US: http://9to5mac.com/2012/12/05/assembled-in-usa-imacs-are-originating-in-fremont-ca/

    That's bullshit. You can't even buy an equivalent PC to a new MBP. Not to mention that Mac OS X is vastly more secure than Windows.
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    1/40 of all income tax paid is misleading and inaccurate.
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    6 x 40B = $240B, about 1/10th of total tax revenues. I assume you mean corporate income taxes only. Still, that is a large portion.
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    I'm enjoying my made-in-America smartphone.
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    Then you're an idiot leftist who will never succeed in life and will always be a worthless wage slave with no possibility of actually building a business.

    Paying taxes is a necessary evil and nothing more.
    The FIRST priority of a public business leader is to maximize value and profit for his stock holders.
    It is NOT to be a bank for the Government.
    The Government doesn't have any inherent right to any of those funds.

    It might surprise you to know that very little of the actual technology involved in Apple product was actually developed by Apple.
    What they market is their design for the APPEARANCE of their product.
    Their PC hardware is NOT cutting edge and is actually behind the current state of Windows PC based products.

    Your opinion of Windows OS Security is also incorrect.

    But don't let your ignorance stop you from being a loud-mouth jerk off.
    Your doing a great job of showing everyone you are an intellectual cripple.

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