I find it amazing people still underestimating the rate of advancement in information technology. Of course self driving cars are going to happen. And they will be safer and more fuel efficient. Think exponentially when you consider where we will be in 10 years.
I'm aware Apple pays a lot of taxes, and I'm also aware of the massive legal tax dodges multinationals use to avoid paying what they really owe. Let's read some Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2010-12-29/dodging-repatriation-tax-lets-u-s-companies-bring-home-cash
Debt as a % of GDP is what is important. How did we pay off WWII debts? We didn't. Our increase in GDP and inflation took care of it. Debt shot up in 2009 due to the need to spend to avert a new great depression. Have a look at Europe if you want to see what austerity does in a financial crisis. Debt as a % of GDP is expected to trend down over the next several years, but it's not a disaster. The sky is not falling. Our government is not broke. Apple should pay more of...
Needs some work:
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