American multinational corporations are currently stashing a staggering $2.4 trillion in profits — about 14 percent of the size of the entire U.S. economy — overseas. Multinationals are required by U.S. law to pay the statutory 35 percent tax on profits they earn anywhere on earth, but the tax is not assessed until the profits are brought back to the U.S.
Just a quick question to all you folks out there that don’t really think much about this country you love so fucking much. Read the definition below, and then think about it a second and tell me if it sounds familiar in any context outside of an armed bandit ripping off a 7-11? Just a hint: think – United States Government every year (or quarter) when you’re filing your income taxes, irrefutably under duress.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear