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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; arizona; california; johnmccain; kentucky; opposites; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; rushlimbaugh; showtrial; taxcode
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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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To: primatreat

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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To: BarnacleCenturion

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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To: olezip

Our government would be in big, big trouble if $16M were 2% of its daily take.


21 posted on 05/22/2013 3:40:38 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ontap

can=can’t


22 posted on 05/22/2013 3:42:40 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Jack Hammer
The only thing offensive here is the looser
RHINO J. McCain. Talk about a Lib, he is the poster boy.
23 posted on 05/22/2013 3:43:34 AM PDT by gakrak (“If you put the Fed Gov in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.”)
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24 posted on 05/22/2013 3:46:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

From the comments section: “Why is Cindy McCain’s fortune in a Trust if not to avoid taxes?”


25 posted on 05/22/2013 3:50:18 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McLame is just an operative for Obama. He has been promised a cushy job Secretary of the Navy.


26 posted on 05/22/2013 3:50:32 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“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.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 3:51:08 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Paul is much closer to Cruz on illegal immigration then he is to McCain.


28 posted on 05/22/2013 3:52:54 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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!


29 posted on 05/22/2013 3:54:58 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: primatreat

Interesting theory and it wouldn’t really surprise me if it were true.


30 posted on 05/22/2013 3:55:15 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
John McCain is offensive.

And you're being quite polite to leave it at that!

31 posted on 05/22/2013 3:57:26 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

“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.”

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....


32 posted on 05/22/2013 3:58:25 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

they better stop using the idiot word “offensive” Rand used it too, it makes a person sound stupid


33 posted on 05/22/2013 4:00:07 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MestaMachine

that is stupid


34 posted on 05/22/2013 4:00:53 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: primatreat

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.


35 posted on 05/22/2013 4:06:04 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McCain has fully bought into the socialist agenda. Corporate monetary success = bad. Gubmit giveaways = good


36 posted on 05/22/2013 4:08:04 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh McCain.....You've done it again!!!

37 posted on 05/22/2013 4:09:11 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I call it messin' with the kid.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

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.


38 posted on 05/22/2013 4:14:44 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.

LLS


39 posted on 05/22/2013 4:26:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Pollster1

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.

LLS


40 posted on 05/22/2013 4:30:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: montag813

He destroyed a few Corvettes while driving drunk also.

LLS


41 posted on 05/22/2013 4:31:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: montag813

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.

LLS


42 posted on 05/22/2013 4:32:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The more I find out about Mr. McCain the more he looks like a socialist
43 posted on 05/22/2013 4:33:43 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Soul of the South

graham will be gone after 2014... mccain retires in 2016.

LLS


44 posted on 05/22/2013 4:33:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: MestaMachine

I will go a step further. It was nt Jane Fonda over in north viet nam...it was Jon McCain in drag.


45 posted on 05/22/2013 4:34:03 AM PDT by BRL
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To: BarnacleCenturion

We should defund the federal government and keep like 5 employees.

Rand can be one.
:)


46 posted on 05/22/2013 4:34:54 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Come on Arizona voters.. Get rid of this guy already.. He’s an absolute menace


47 posted on 05/22/2013 4:41:01 AM PDT by rocketmag
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To: rocketmag

John McCain has got to go...
Yeah, yeah, ho, ho...


48 posted on 05/22/2013 4:56:57 AM PDT by DC Packfan
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Does McLame even make a gesture toward conservatism not and then? He is an 0bamunist drone just like Boehnhead.


49 posted on 05/22/2013 5:19:05 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Chgogal

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.


50 posted on 05/22/2013 5:24:18 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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