Originally Posted by stargate125645
Eh... The lie spreading comes from your misunderstanding of the laws and their purpose. Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should, especially when the laws were written for a time when holding overseas accounts from money made off of digital goods didn't exist. The fact of the matter is that what Apple is doing screws over the companies that cannot do that, including the little guy. There are always repercussions to skirting the spirit of something like this, and just because you choose to overlook them doesn't mean they don't exist. There is still plenty of hand waving to distract from the reality of what Apple is doing and has done. I said nothing that was untrue, and even said the products were good (though you conveniently overlooked that)*. Simply pointing out reality isn't blind hate. Your blind love makes it look that way.
*Edit: In fact, with Boot Camp this would be one mean gaming machine by the looks of it. Best of both worlds for Mac lovers when you use Boot Camp. I just feel like this is a slap in the face to market it the way they are given what is actually going on behind the scenes. This is just one step above Wal-Mart's fake Made in the USA tags from years back.
"Even though Apple is following the laws, and doing nothing illegal, they should still pay more (ignoring they pay the most taxes of any US business), because I said so and have a sense of self entitlement".
That pretty much sums up everything you have just said.
Apple, nor any other business, isn't going to pay EXTRA just BECAUSE someone says they should! They are going to follow the laws CREATED and PASSED by the GOVERNMENT(s) for which they answer to!Bonus Fact: Even if Apple wanted to just pay extra for the sake of doing it, that would be illegal under Corporate Law! Apple, as a Legal Person, is mandated to do everything in its power to protect the investments of the investors. Just willy nilly slinging out extra in Taxes, which bites into their net profits, would be in the detriment to the investors. Thus being ILLEGAL under the LAWS!
You don't like the system, and feel "cheated" or that the "spirit" of the law isn't being followed? Go cry to the people that passed the laws in the first place. The only reason Congress went after Apple is because they were beat at their own damn game! They passed laws to favor themselves and those closest to them, either business or family, and now someone is using those laws to their advantage. Thieves don't like competition, that is the only reason our Government is pissed at Apple. They were beat in their own game!
Apple is following the laws by which they are governed and have not strayed from that. Don't like it? Tough! Write your Congressman and have them change the LAWS themselves.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 6/12/13 at 2:04pm