Rare Exclusive: Federal Government Owes Apple An Apology
Senator Rand Paul Turns to Rare.Us to Denounce Congressional Bullying of
American Technology Icon: "Instead of Apple, Congress Should Be On Trial"
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As Senate liberals today turned their
attacks on American business towards Apple, Inc., the nation's icon of
entrepreneurial and innovation success, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took a stand
against the government's attempt to "bully, berate and badger" the company
with an exclusive to Rare.us
Senator Paul notes that the U.S. Senate investigatory hearing on "Offshore
Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code" admitted that Apple had not broken any
laws, but zealously pursued the titan of job creation anyway.
"Apple's job-creating machine extends across the United States. The iPhone
uses GorillaGlass, which is manufactured in Kentucky by Corning.Today,
Corning—and Kentucky—benefit from nearly $700 million in sales, employing more
than 300 people thanks to Apple. Rather than berating Apple, we should
celebrate the jobs Apple continues to create," he wrote.
Senator Paul places blame where it is due, on the anti-business U. S. Tax
Code, calling for the federal government to apologize to one of America's most
admired companies and the second-most valuable company in the world: "I think
the federal government owes an apology to Apple. Instead of Apple, Congress
should be on trial for having the crummiest tax code imaginable; for having a
byzantine tax code that runs into the tens of thousands of pages; for creating
a tax code that simply doesn't compete with the rest of the world."
For commentary from members of the Rare editorial team on the Senate's
unprecedented attack on a law-abiding company, please contact:
Editor-in-Chief Brett Decker: Brett@Rare.US
Deputy Editor Jim Robbins: Jim@Rare.US
Managing Editor Tabitha Hale: Tabitha@Rare.US
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