Skip to comments.McCain Finds Rand Paul's Defense of Apple 'Offensive'
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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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.
McCain was senile twenty years ago.
“Offense is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson
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.
John McCain is 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."
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.
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.
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.
“...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...
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 ?
McCain is a member of the”aristocracy of pull”.
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.
Fire them, YES. Fire at them, let’s use words and votes.
Yes, vote them out in disgrace.
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.
McCain needs to switch parties or become Obama’s taster/bodyguard.
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.
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!!!
Our government would be in big, big trouble if $16M were 2% of its daily take.
From the comments section: “Why is Cindy McCain’s fortune in a Trust if not to avoid taxes?”
McLame is just an operative for Obama. He has been promised a cushy job Secretary of the Navy.
“John McCain is offensive.”
McCain is the favorite Republican on the Sunday morning talk shows. He is also an egomaniac who loves the spotlight. In order to keep his position as the #1 Republican on the talk shows he portray himself as the great compromising statesman who will stab conservatives in the back while reaching across the aisle and doing the right thing. If he were a true conservative the press wouldn’t give him the time of day.
Lindsay Graham is his understudy. Same behavior and increasing visibility in the mainstream media as the face of a “reasonable” Republican. It appears when McCain finally goes to pasture, Graham is ready to step into his shoes.
Paul is much closer to Cruz on illegal immigration then he is to McCain.
I’m offended by John McCain. Fight the real battle, as our freedoms slip away under a communist regime in the White House, he is “offended” by Rand Paul standing up for capitaliism! Shame on YOU John McCain!
Interesting theory and it wouldn’t really surprise me if it were true.
And you're being quite polite to leave it at that!
“Im not an Apple person, but Rand is right. To paraphrase him, Congress needs to be talking to a mirror to discuss what is wrong.”
Well, over the past few years, under pressure from my daughters, I have transitioned to Apple products. However, I refuse to give up Microsoft, have Office loaded :)
Anyway, to the subject; there is a difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. The first is legal and the second is not. The fact that Apple is practicing tax avoidance should be expected. In fact Apple, as any corporation doing its due diligence, is doing exactly what it should be doing. It’s not Apples fault that it is smarter than congress. Actually, not particularly difficult, especially the likes of McCain. The old senile goat needs to go back to Arizona and park his butt on the front porch and enjoy those desert sunsets for whatever time he has remaining....
they better stop using the idiot word “offensive” Rand used it too, it makes a person sound stupid
that is stupid
The subject is not what McCain endured at the hands of the communists in Vietnam—because it is without doubt— it is what we are enduring here today with the communists in the White House; and the total waste of time and money in questioning a successful company.
McCain has fully bought into the socialist agenda. Corporate monetary success = bad. Gubmit giveaways = good
Oh McCain.....You've done it again!!!
I am expecting a vintage photo of John McShame to show up any day now sitting on a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun surrounded by gooks...al a Hanoi Jane. John has chosen and now sides with the Communists.
I am offended that mcbunghole is still a free man. I can now see why the NV tortured his sorry arse... they hated him too. There is nothing to like within that demon. Retire you pos traitor.
They paid every penny required and used every law to minimize their tax bill and nothing is wrong... the left admitted it... they say that Apple should have voluntarily paid more taxes to be a “good neighbor”. We are looking at Capitalists vs communists... it is that simple.
He destroyed a few Corvettes while driving drunk also.
Dated a stripper too. Not that dating a stripper should condemn him but he was a party boy who cared about no one and nothing but himself.
graham will be gone after 2014... mccain retires in 2016.
I will go a step further. It was nt Jane Fonda over in north viet nam...it was Jon McCain in drag.
We should defund the federal government and keep like 5 employees.
Rand can be one.
Come on Arizona voters.. Get rid of this guy already.. He’s an absolute menace
John McCain has got to go...
Yeah, yeah, ho, ho...
Does McLame even make a gesture toward conservatism not and then? He is an 0bamunist drone just like Boehnhead.
McLame does not need to “switch parties,” He could, however move up a level to the Official Democrat Party and not be stuck in the Official Opposition wing of the Democrat Party anymore.