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Article posted May 23 2013, 4:36 AM Category: Resistance Source: YouTube Print

Rand Paul RIPS Colleagues For 'Berating' Apple Over Taxes. Congress Should Be On Trial



Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) chastised his colleagues on Tuesday, during in opening remarks at Senate hearing examining tech giant Apple's avoiding tens of billions of dollars in taxes. Instead of "bullying" one the country's best "success stories," Paul suggested the Senate panel bring in a "giant mirror." Congress, not Apple, should be on trial, he charged.

Yesterday, reports said a Senate panel found that Apple "avoided billions in taxes in the United States and around the world through a web of subsidiaries"... Congressional investigators found that some of Apple's subsidiaries had no employees and were largely run by top officials from the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. But by officially locating them in places like Ireland, Apple was able to, in effect, make them stateless exempt from taxes, record-keeping laws and the need for the subsidiaries to even file tax returns anywhere in the world.

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Carl Levin (D-MI) criticized the company for successfully seeking "the holy grail of tax avoidance." But Paul didn't see it the same way.

"Frankly, I'm offended by the tone and tenor of this hearing," he said in his opening statement. "I'm offended by a $4 trillion government bullying, berating, and badgering one of America's greatest success stories."

Paul chided the "spectacle" of bringing in executives from a company that did nothing illegal a fact he said the committee admits.

"If anyone should be on trial here, it should be Congress," Paul added. "I frankly think the committee should apologize to Apple. I think Congress should be on trial here for creating a bizarre and byzantine tax code that runs into the tens of thousands of pages, for creating a tax code that simply doesn't compete with the rest of the world."

The senator's recommendation was bringing in a "giant mirror" so Congress could see that the problem is of their own creation. The poorly crafted tax code is what drives companies overseas, so the solution would be to realize that ours is "set too high."

Repeatedly touting Apple as a success story, and a job creator, Paul railed against the "abominable" hearing arguing instead for "better, fairer, and more competitive" tax legislation.

Paul further hammered home his point on Twitter, where he took another jab at his colleagues, contending, "Apple has done more to enrich people's lives than politicians will ever do."





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Posted: May 24 2013, 2:03 AM

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7266 I wonder how much money he received from apple to say that.
Anonymous

Posted: May 25 2013, 3:20 PM

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216130 This is nonsense but I'm glad you printed it. It shows much about Mr. Paul.

he is either stupid or shilling. I'm gonna go with shilling. The tax code isn't convoluted by accident. It is convoluted on purpose so only the3 wealthiest with the easiest access to high-priced accountants can take advantage of the myriad tax exemptions available to corps and the wealthy.

Fuck Apple. Fuck GE. They wouldn't be able to do business without the infrastructure provided by tax dollars. I wonder how many computers Apple could ship without highways.

Congress is definitely in need of an investigation...or a purging...but that doesn't let Apple off the hook.

Fuck 'em...and fuck Rand Paul. Fuckin' douche-bag.



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