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Apple and Taxes
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by Paul Losch, Community Center,
on May 20, 2013
Let's face it, none of us wants to pay taxes.
And the taxes that we do pay cover things like infrastructure, schools, among other things.
So, I am troubled that our local company, Apple, apparently has a legion of lawyers and accountants that enable it to avoid paying taxes in this country.
This ia a moral and ethical issue, not a legal or tax issue.
Posted by ECR
a resident of Meadow Park
on May 26, 2013 at 11:29 am
> musical, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on May 21, 2013 at 11:25 am wrote:
> @ECR, "Their lobbyists/donations have bought key members of congress."
> Can you name one of the 53 representatives in California they bought?
You want it in bulk, or by politician?
Okay, let's look at one guy, Kevin McCarthey, R, Big Business:
Top 5 Contributors, 2011-2012, Campaign Cmte and Leadership PAC
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $42,000 = $7,000 $35,000
Comcast Corp $36,000 = $13,500 $22,500
Elliott Management $35,000 = $35,000 $0
Oracle Corp $31,500 = $24,500 $7,000
Goldman Sachs $31,000 = $11,000 $20,000
Top 5 Industries, 2011-2012, Campaign Cmte and Leadership PAC
Industry Total = Indivs PACs
Securities & Investment $460,008 = $267,858 $192,150
Insurance $342,727 = $43,477 $299,250
Health Professionals $325,778 = $56,600 $269,178
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $288,900 = $33,650 $255,250
Oil & Gas $281,700 = $115,200 $166,500
Congressman McCarthy took a half million from Wall Street, a quarter million from Big Oil, a third of a million from Big Insurance, a quarter million from Big Pharma.
Who do you think McCarthy listens to? His voters? Ha! When Wall Street Banksters want a tax loophole inserted into a bill, what do you think happens?
Again: musical asked - "Can you name one of the 53 representatives in California they bought?"
Yes, I can name many, but there's your one - Rep Kevin McCarthy, R, Big Business.
Rather, nominally representing CA23 (Bakersfield)
Rep Kevin McCarthy, R, Big Business - bought and paid for by Wall Street, Big Oil, Big Insurance, and Big Pharma, among others