Microsoft say it will leave, blah, blah, blah

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Microsoft contemplates move over tax deferral rules - Accountancy Age.

Software giant Microsoft has issued a stern threat to the Obama administration over its concerns of the US income tax deferral regime.

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, said the company would be 'better off taking lots of people and moving them out of the US', particularly given current constraints of the the US corporate tax system.

When a monopoloist resorts to such threats you know:

a) it's time to break the monopoly;

b) the product is bust;

c) their entrepreneurial zeal has been replaced by sytem manipulation.

Whichever it is, ignoring them is the right policy.

And let's be candid: they won't do it anyway.