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Apple Bullies the U.S. Government for Lower Taxes

Apple CEO Tim Cook threatened Tuesday to keep more than $100 billion of the company’s international earnings away from the United States unless Congress dropped the 35 percent corporate tax rate to the single digits.

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Americans Live Sicker, Die Younger

Compared with people in other affluent countries, Americans are the least healthy and most likely to die young; according to televangelist Pat Robertson, “awful looking” women are destroying modern day marriage; meanwhile, America’s richest citizens are hoarding $3 trillion a year (thrice our deficit) by avoiding taxes. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Mitt Romney: ‘Tax Avoider on a Grand Scale’

Joseph Stiglitz, “one of the few members of the economics profession committed to scientific empiricism, not ideology or servitude to the rich,” as one reader put it, writes that the habit of tax avoidance typical of Mitt Romney’s class makes it difficult to publicly fund things like education, technology, and infrastructure, upon which modern economies depend to flourish.

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