Following the Tax Code is Wrong?
Recently Apple CEO Tim Cook was hauled before a senate panel to be chastised for practices that shielded his company’s profits from taxes. He was not accused of anything illegal; he was not accused of committing any unethical act. The complaint was that he prevented the Elected Empty Suits on that panel from getting their hands Apple’s money.
We must all understand what happened here. Elected Empty Suits were both outraged and offended by a major corporation who followed good business practices and maximized their profits. They successfully shielded a portion of their success from greedy politicians. Profits are good and taxes are bad. Elected Empty Suits lose sight of that.
Their point of view was the loss of potential tax revenue, tax revenue that never materialized because the businessmen and women in Apple were smarter and more effective than the Elected Empty Suits.
Remember in the ugly confrontation that took place on that Senate panel, Apple was never accused of doing anything wrong; they were accused of following the tax code and avoiding taxes. This caused a great deal of stress and anxiety among the Senators. Elected Empty Suits don’t like that because they depend on tax revenue to further their nefarious and usually unethical plans.
Where are the Senate panels to investigate and bring to light the wasteful and stupid spending that occurs daily to the tune of millions of dollars? Where are the investigations looking into the money spent improving the roads from a Congressman’s home to his mistress’s house and then on to the Congressman’s favorite whorehouse?
Which Congressman am I identifying? Who is his Mistress? Where is this particular whorehouse? I admit all are figments of my imagination, but where any Congressman or Congresswoman is, a whorehouse is not far away. It may or may not be an establishment dedicated to sell sex for money, but it will be an opportunity to sell a favor for a favor and not for the common good of the taxpayers.
Elected Empty Suits cannot be trusted to look out for the taxpayer. The money they spend will go to what they think will get them reelected regardless of the burden they place on the taxpayer. They are self-motivated and will not consider the impact of their wasteful spending on the taxpayers.
This Senate panel should investigate what Apple did to be so successful, and teach those lessons to the struggling companies in our economy. Talk about a stimulus project to boost jobs and the economy, get more companies to market and sell products that are as popular as Apples products and our economy will jump like Elected Empty Suits around a free buffet table.
While they are investigating that they should learn what Apple did to protect their income from the tax man and teach that to struggling and successful companies. Profits are good and taxes are bad. We know that but Elected Empty Suits can’t understand that.
From their point of view the money earned by a company belongs first to the government and what is left goes back to the company. This is why an Elected Empty Suit is unfit for public service and must be voted out of office.
Spending millions of dollars on add campaigns to increase the number of citizens on food stamps make sense to Elected Empty Suits. The millions of dollars spent on the ad campaigns have to be borrowed, the money to support the new recipients of food stamps also has to be borrowed. Spending money to dig a deeper hole to go deeper in debt makes sense to Elected Empty Suits. That’s exactly like, not similar to but exactly like pumping gasoline on your own home while it is burning. Your house is on fire, but you want to increase the damage and accelerate the crisis so you pump, not pour gasoline on your burning home.
Any politician who does not look out for the tax payer must be voted out of office. Any politician who cannot see and understand the wasteful spending must be voted out of office. Any Elected Empty Suit who does not see the benefit of putting the taxpayer first is an idiot and should not be allowed in public without adult supervision.
Taxpayers are carrying this country and they are the backbone of this country. Every citizen has the right to vote, every taxpayer is bearing the burden of the decisions of government. We must vote for the men and women who understand this and understand the need to put the taxpayer ahead of the voter.