So itâ€™s come to this: If youâ€™re a successful technology company that employs 47,000 people in the U.S. along with supporting the employment of another 257,000 jobs domestically at other companies, thatâ€™s not enough.
Itâ€™s not enough that according to a company study published in the New York Times, your operations â€œhave generated almost $5 billion in federal and state income taxes, including income taxes withheld on employee stock gains, making [you] among the top payers of U.S. income tax,â€ in the first half of 2012 alone.
For the folks playing at home, income taxes are THE taxes that are collected to support the reckless spending ways of Washington. The rest of the taxes- corporate and excise and harassing- are chump change comparatively.
But still, itâ€™s not enough because, liberals need more money, darn it.
Itâ€™s takes a ton of money to mind everyone elseâ€™s business. You canâ€™t be Government Busybody without expecting it cost plenty, thank you very much.
And itâ€™s not just the money they want: They want your blood, sweat and toil, too.
And if you donâ€™t give it, you are a criminal, because, you, who have revolutionized technology- literally- many dozens of times in the last 30 years, are standing in the way of the progressivesâ€™ Great Leap Backward; backward to the socialism that worked out so well for so many since 1917, with great golden arch that says: Over One Billion Killed- so far.
Ok, itâ€™s not McDonalds, but you have to admit socialists have the franchise down as far as murder is concerned.
The New York Times has even made up a new word for the liberal lexicon that brands your corporation a type of â€œsocialâ€ criminal. http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2012/04/30/new_york_times_outs_apple_enemy_of_the_people_on_tax_sidestep