Apple wants a tax cut as its reward for tax abuse

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As the Guardian notes:

Apple has called for US corporate tax rates to be slashed after it admitted sheltering at least $30bn (£20bn) of international profits in Irish subsidiaries that pay no tax at all.

In a dramatic display of how threats from multinational corporations are driving down taxes across the world, chief executive Tim Cook warned Congress that he would refuse to repatriate a total of $100bn stashed offshore unless it acted to slash the 35% US rate.

So let's look at this kindly. Apple is saying what it wants as a reward for its tax abuse is a tax cut.

And now let's look at this candidly: Apple's willing to hold the US to ransom.

What did Margaret Hodge say about Google?