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McCain Finds Rand Paul's Defense of Apple 'Offensive'
breitbart.com ^ | 21 May 2013 | MIKE FLYNN

Posted on 05/22/2013 1:38:51 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

On Tuesday, KY Sen. Rand Paul launched a spirited defense of Apple, whose tax strategies were subject to a hearing of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. "I frankly think the committee should apologize to Apple," Paul said. Paul went on to accuse the committee of "bullying" one of America's greatest companies, prompting Sen. John McCain to quickly defend the inquiry and say that Paul's remarks were "frankly, offensive."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 113th; apple; april15; arizona; california; incometaxes; johnmccain; kentucky; opposites; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; rushlimbaugh; showtrial; taxcode; taxevasion
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1 posted on 05/22/2013 1:38:51 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m not an Apple person, but Rand is right. To paraphrase him, Congress needs to be talking to a mirror to discuss what is wrong.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 1:56:35 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot. 969 yall.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McCain was senile twenty years ago.


3 posted on 05/22/2013 2:00:18 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Offense is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson


4 posted on 05/22/2013 2:02:36 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McCain is a national disgrace.

The longer he remains on the public stage, the more he’s going to destroy himself.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving troll.


5 posted on 05/22/2013 2:02:39 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

John McCain is offensive.


6 posted on 05/22/2013 2:05:20 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
On Tuesday, KY Sen. Rand Paul launched a spirited defense of Apple, whose tax strategies were subject to a hearing of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. "I frankly think the committee should apologize to Apple," Paul said. Paul went on to accuse the committee of "bullying" one of America's greatest companies, prompting Sen. John McCain to quickly defend the inquiry and say that Paul's remarks were "frankly, offensive."

Sen. John McCain continues to demonstrate why he should have retired. He likes to jump on the bandwagon to support popular and common attacks on free enterprise. He, and others, have no time to read bills or do intelligent, common sense research.

It is true that Apple accounts for 2.5% of the entire tax revenue for the USA? Is Apple already paying $16 million a day in taxes?

Senator Rand Paul is absolutely correct! Why is the "fair share" a moving target, and always increasing? Why do not the Senators explain in plain English their understanding of the current tax code? The very tax code they put into law in order to make sure all are paying their "fair share."

7 posted on 05/22/2013 2:07:19 AM PDT by olezip (<i>On Tuesday, KY Sen. Rand Paul launched a spirited defense of Apple, whose tax strategies were sub)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I fimd john mccain frankly offensive and embarrassing. Wonder how he’d like to have seen his late father-in-law dragged in there...OR MAYBE HIS NUTTY WIFE.


8 posted on 05/22/2013 2:13:35 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine

I personally do not believe he was tortured in “NaM”. The damage to his upper body could, and more likely, have been caused by a faulty ejection seat in his aircraft when he was shot down.
His father was in charge of the armada off shore at that time. “johnnie” was too valuable of a catch to torture! The medical care from the enemy was crude and no attempt to operated on him to correct “Harness damage” was done.


9 posted on 05/22/2013 2:34:19 AM PDT by primatreat ("I suffer too")
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I agree with you. Further than that, I believe he deliberately let himself be shot down to sit out the war. He hated the military.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 2:41:03 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Conspiracy Guy

“...Congress needs to be talking to a mirror to discuss what is wrong..”

Congress is what’s wrong. Stand 90% of them against a stone wall...


11 posted on 05/22/2013 2:45:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

At least McCain will love Rand on Illegal Alien Amnesty

And McCain is working to give Apple more cheap coolie labor...so why the upset, Hanoi John ?


12 posted on 05/22/2013 2:47:42 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McCain is a member of the”aristocracy of pull”.

http://youtu.be/qYJtHd28BXU


13 posted on 05/22/2013 3:02:59 AM PDT by Okieshooter
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Yes, Apple should pay their taxes like any company should do. Doesn’t Cindy McCain have her family fortune in some type of trust to avoid paying-> taxes. He can call out Apple though his wife benefits from tax law loopholes that government allowed to be there. McCain is pretending to be fair when he enjoys those loopholes himself. McCain is crashing and burning. He will end up being one of the most hated (for his betrayal of conservatism) republicans ever following Lindsey, Jeff Flake then naive Rubio.


14 posted on 05/22/2013 3:03:19 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: carriage_hill

Fire them, YES. Fire at them, let’s use words and votes.


15 posted on 05/22/2013 3:04:15 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot. 969 yall.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Yes, vote them out in disgrace.


16 posted on 05/22/2013 3:11:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I have not been following the Apple story, but it’s very simple. Either they illegally evaded federal taxes, which is a crime, or they legally avoided federal taxes, which is their fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders and their moral responsibility to Americans. In the second and much more likely case, it’s the fault of Congress for writing such stupid and intricate laws.


17 posted on 05/22/2013 3:31:16 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McCain needs to switch parties or become Obama’s taster/bodyguard.


18 posted on 05/22/2013 3:38:31 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Jack Hammer
McCain was senile twenty years ago.

McCain was responsible for the USS Forestal fire that killed his fellow Navy airmen, and it was covered up. He was likely drunk when he was shot down over Hanoi. He is a mental midget who barely made it out of Annapolis, and would have been failed or court martialed countless times were it not for his Daddy the Admiral. He is a bastard and a traitor to America and I do NOT thank him for his "service" to our nation, since the majority of his life has been spent in service to Progressive treachery to destroy this nation. Damn him to hell.

19 posted on 05/22/2013 3:38:58 AM PDT by montag813
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Apple is just another example of liberals taxing the rest of us while they do all they can to avoid.....hypocrites. Still I can get excited about giving the gov. more money to throw down a rat hole!!!


20 posted on 05/22/2013 3:39:59 AM PDT by ontap
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