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A good point. Back in the early 90's Apple was full of it (in both senses). There was just no way any regional person could deny the advantages of AppleTalk (EtherTalk) and stick with lame, stupid TCP/IP. It just wasn't thinkable. Yeah. Right. But much has changed since then. And I think that Apple's in-house university (the one created by Steve in the years leading up to his death) is a big reason that we're not likely to see this hubris return. Not impossible but I think...
Maybe for graphics. But crypto would be a big reason.
True. But if you look at history you'll see lots of posters in the 1940's for "War Bonds". Back then, people knew that there was a war on and that they were paying for it. With money and with their lives, or those of their sons. Now it's "war on the cheap". The funding goes off-budget but is added to the debt and there is no widespread manpower (womanpower) contribution to the military. A recent study showed that a majority of people in the U.S. do not personally know...
Our government is nowhere near broke. In case you hadn't noticed, the deficit is waaaayyy down from where it was just after the collapse. It's true that there is still a deficit (last surplus we had was under Clinton) but it's manageable. The biggest unfunded liabilities we have are the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Those have sucked funds out of everything else we should be doing, such as roads and bridges. 
Most are already paying income tax. In fact, probably paying more than they need to. That's because they have tax withheld but usually don't file a return and get a refund. 
Who are you kidding ?? Do you think that Apple gets a big pile or Euros and stuffs them under a mattress? Big mattress, I'll admit. No - that money is invested. Apple doesn't tell us where or how, but it certainly is working. For Apple shareholders.
No groaning at all. We understand it all too well. And we understand that it does not work. The (recent) start of trickle-down was in the early 80's, and the difference in economic performance between the 1% and the 99% since then is inescapable.  The "moving our country forward" is clearly optional. Have you been totally blind to the jobs that have been offshore during the past twenty years??  That "the Government does not function as well as a business" is a common chant...
What's the "bleeding out" part? This is money that has never been here.
Maybe Apple could just buy IDC and close it down ? The price wouldn't be even at the level of "rounding error" for Apple.
Try not to think. But the answer is "most of them". Ever wonder why Home Depot was hacked months after Target ? Management incompetence is only partly to blame. Did you ever wonder what OS was running the devices targeted by Stuxnet? *slaps forehead*
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