Or companies and the super rich could pay the taxes they owe. And if you want to cut government lets start with insane amount we spend on the US military which doesn't even keep track of what it spends.
Taking 'freedoms' away is when the super rich own the planet and say what goes, which is exactly what these huge corporations are doing. They use their extra billions to BUY the government and then own you and I. Tell me what 'freedoms' you think you'll have then? None.
The same as you and I? Or I guess you are cool with paying a higher percentage? Quit being apple fanboys. I love apple just as much as you guys do. But they don't actually pay taxes just like none of these huge corps do. Quit defending them. If they actually paid they wouldn't be hoarding it all in Ireland and trying to get Obama to strike a deal to bring the cash back. Period.
Google it. Nope. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2012/nov/04/apple-paid-low-overseas-taxhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2013/05/21/apple-called-a-tax-dodger-by-senate-committee-apple-says-system-needs-to-be-dramatically-simplified/ Tons of articles if for some reason these don't 'do it for you.' And again, not ripping just on Apple. All these 'American' companies do it and it need to end for ALL of them.