How much other people pay in taxes or how much corporations pay in taxes? There's a huge difference and I'm not sure how you can't connect the dots showing how potential tax evasion/taking advantage of loopholes by wealthy companies could bother some people.
Serious question, is Apple paying less taxes than they are legally obligated to?
Um, they are. Ireland is the one who broke the law.
A group of global activists stormed and occupied several Apple Inc. Stores in France on Saturday in a move aimed at pressuring the company to pay up on a €13 billion tax bill to the European Union.
Attac said dozens of protests were organized at other Apple AAPL, -0.47% store locations throughout France on Saturday.
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Because the world is connected and you seem oblivious to how all the money is coalescing into the hands of an extremely small number of people.
Just caring about how good their products are and how good of an investment the company is, is a very narrow perspective. If they make their products with child labor is that okay? If they pollute the world while making them is that okay? Take some time to consider what you condone by purchasing their products/stock.
Yes, this person is an idiot. Move along.
If it’s legal to use child labor in the country where they assemble their products, then yes, it’s ok.
Barely above minimum wage and actually pay their taxes.
I get it, but why go after Apple? They should go after the government to fix our archaic and over-complicated tax laws.
Nearly every single multi-national corporation is doing what Apple is doing. It’s 100% legal and in their right pay as little taxes the law allows them to.
Probably not, but that doesn't mean the legal loopholes they're using are moral or that the public should be okay with them. They're probably paying less percentage wise than you or me. Given that Apple is worth close to a trillion dollars, if they paid their fair share in taxes it would be comparable to a line item on the national budget.
Really, people should be protesting their local government to close tax loopholes. But it's hard to get people to rally against a faceless "tax code" that they don't really understand.
It's much easier to get people to protest a brand, because they recognize the brand as an entity and they have feelings about that brand whether it's good or bad. France has historically hated Apple, so in this case the brand recognition helps rally people.