Apple Hearings: Show Trial
Tax avoidance is perfectly legal. I do it all the time. You should too. Unless you’re stupid. Any CFO should too.
Tax evasion is illegal. The senate dragged Apple bigwigs for a show trial and accused them of not paying their fair share or some other hippie tree-hugging nonsense that belongs on playgrounds or liberal get togethers but not in the real world.
Rand Paul is embarrassed and offended by his colleagues who are bullying Apple. Apple broke no laws and the senate tried to shame them for not paying more taxes voluntarily, I guess:
And, though I cannot find the video for it, Carl Levin beclowns himself in response (here’s a sort of summary). Seems he, and every politician at the hearing who is not Rand Paul, thinks that it’s the government’s money and, damn you Apple, how dare you not let them have what is theirs. And he will not apologize for his stupid assertion that somehow complying with tax law means Apple is doing something wrong.
Apple has lots of cash. He wants it to dole out as he chooses.
Carl Levin should be tarred and feathered.
Also, McCain acts stupid, drools on self, poops a little.