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Selective outrage over corporate taxes

June 2, 2013

Selective outrage over corporate taxes Some champions of the free market insist Congress — or at least its liberal wing — simply can’t abide with succes....

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coschno

Jun-05-13 11:52 PM

Another lazy editorial from the Journal. Personally, I read just as much about GE and Apple tax evasions. If media coverage was significantly different, why not back it up with a statistic? Also, why not mention the different reasons the two companies legally avoided paying taxes? GE was writing down losses in 2010; Apple was taking advantage of a loophole between the US and Ireland's tax codes. Both tactics merit discussion for reform, but how are Journal readers supposed to intelligently weigh in when the editors say its only about politics?

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Avoice

Jun-04-13 2:47 PM

Blue stem - are you talking about the same Elizabeth Warren, who had her daughter(prior to the 2012 Massachusetts Senate Election), who works for the Mass. Dept of Human Services, sending out letters requesting signup for welfare benefits while at the same time requesting the signers to complete the voter registration portion of the welfare benefits request? Senator Warren's campaign promises are about as believable as her "honest" election tactics.

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JReader

Jun-04-13 8:56 AM

Are you referring to Warren's statement that GE “pays nothing – zero – in taxes” ? That statement has been proven to be completely false. It did help her to win her election, however.

The editorial speaks of the hypocrisy that is rampent in Washington these days. In one breath they scream of the audacious tactics that corporations engage in to avoid paying taxes - legally. At the same time they hand out tax breaks to large corporations. Check out GM if you want to see an example. The Liberals are running Washington these days so they deserve taking the heat for what is going on.

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bluestem

Jun-03-13 12:54 PM

Nudge to editorial staff: Have you ever heard of Senator Elizabeth Warren? Apparently not, because GE's tax avoidance was an issue in her US Senate race last year. This is the second recent editorial in which the Journal demonstrates that pure ignorance of simple facts is absolutely no barrier if the paper (or its publishers?)want to do a little kneejerk liberal bashing (the last time was bashing the National Endowment for the Arts for a historical project best funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities). Seriously,folks, Google is your friend.

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Nusenior

Jun-03-13 9:39 AM

Sound like Apple should spend more time and money in Washington DC. Looks like GE know the value of spending time and money in Washington DC

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