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At the Heart of DC's Fight with Apple

"They offload Apple's tax burden onto other taxpayers – in particular, onto working families and small businesses. The lost tax revenue feeds a budget deficit that has reached troubling proportions, and has helped lead to round after round of budget slashing and the ill-advised sequestration now threatening our economic recovery."-- Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.)"Tell me one of these politicians up here that doesn't minimize their taxes. Tell me a chief financial officer that you would hire if he didn't try to minimize your taxes legally. Tell me what Apple has done that is illegal."I am offended by a government that uses the IRS to bully groups such as the Tea Party but I am also offended by a government that convenes a hearing to bully one of American's success stories."I am offended by the 'spectacle' of dragging in here executives from an American company that is not doing anything illegal. If anyone should be on trial here, it should be Congress."I frankly think the Committee should ap...

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