How Donald Trump's election as U.S. President could affect Apple

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  • Reply 81 of 163
    Wow, just WOW.

    I'm surprised Apple Insider is going into the realm of propaganda.

    Please cite references when making claims. Trump has not mentioned taxing foreign revenue at 10%, where did you read that?
    Just goto the source: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/tax-plan/?/positions/tax-reform

    He wants to reduce corporate taxes from 35% -> 15%
    He wants to repatriate offshore funds at a one-time rate of 10%, which Tim Cook is actually happy about.

    I think the writer is getting confused with Bernie Sanders who wanted to tax US companies where ever they did business.

    Either Apple Insider made a lazy mistake or is just spewing out false info.
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  • Reply 82 of 163
    roakeroake Posts: 652member
    johnbear said:
    can't believe 59 million people voted for this unqualified, crook, idiot, charlatan 

    I know, right?  But 59 million people also voted for Donald Trump, and he won, so just take a breath...
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  • Reply 83 of 163
    This is a true democracy.
    For fuck’s sake, haven’t you at least seen the people telling you we’re not a democracy? Or at least not supposed to be?
    trampling on individual freedoms.
    News flash: the all-mighty “Individual” is not the atom of society. It is not the smallest unit.

    I may well have to start creating compartmentalized threads on PoliticalOutsider… People are just fucking repeating propaganda at this point.
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  • Reply 84 of 163
    Elitist doofus like you is the reason Trump is President. You may have a college degree but you are illiterate.
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  • Reply 85 of 163
    normmnormm Posts: 570member
    asdasd said:
    The difference in the popular vote was minuscule right? As a non-American I'd prefer this site stayed non political (unless something directly affects Apple, not guesses) 
    The estimate I've seen (at 538.com) is that when the counting is done, her lead in the popular vote will be about 2%.


  • Reply 86 of 163
    SoliSoli Posts: 9,201member
    normm said:
    asdasd said:
    The difference in the popular vote was minuscule right? As a non-American I'd prefer this site stayed non political (unless something directly affects Apple, not guesses) 
    The estimate I've seen (at 538.com) is that when the counting is done, her lead in the popular vote will be about 2%.
    The last numbers I saw I calculated at 1.3% higher in popular vote, but votes were still coming in from CA which overwhelmingly didn't vote for a self-admitted sexual predator.
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  • Reply 87 of 163
    trydtryd Posts: 135member
    There's this little thing called a democracy where the people have the power to decide who leads the country and who doesn't. And they have spoken. 

    And they voted for Hillary. She got more votes than Trump, but the archaic voting system manages to give the win to the candidate that got the least votes. 
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  • Reply 88 of 163
    adamcadamc Posts: 574member
    You reap what you sow....
  • Reply 89 of 163
    ben20 said:
    I bet like Apple will move manufacturing back to the USA very quickly when tarifs kicks in. And create some manufacturing jobs here !
    I have a feeling that the refurbs Apple sells are refurbished in the US.
  • Reply 90 of 163
    schlack said:
    I am ashamed of my country.
    rob53 said:
    lkrupp said:
    Uh, err, Daniel, the election is over. Your stump speech is a day late and a dollar short. Sore loser still fapping the fud, Daniel? Even Hillary said we need to at least give him a chance. I’m waiting to see how many celebrities actually move out of the U.S. like they swore they would do if The Donald won. Streisand, Amy Schumer, Notorious RBG, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin, Cher, Miley Cyrus. Anybody see the For Sale signs yet?
    It isn't a stump speech, it's an attempt to understand how Trump's attempts at national policy would affect Apple. I've also heard people say he'll be impeached within his first year, if he even survives the federal racketeering charges. Of course, all the Republican and conservative judges will give him a pass because he's the incoming President and all he needs to do is force the trial into a conservative suburb or one of the many red districts in the farm land and nobody will convict him of anything.

    Yes, I'm upset he won because he has no business being our President. 
    "Yes, I'm upset he won because he has no business being our President."

    There's this little thing called a democracy where the people have the power to decide who leads the country and who doesn't. And they have spoken. 
    That little thing called democracy elected Hitler, elected Hamas, and made slavery legal for nearly one hundred years. Don't think that it being the will of the people, makes the evil of Trump and his agenda justifiable. Americans who voted for Trump will have to live with their choice. Let's just hope America is around in 4 years and that elections take place.
    It's amazing how Americans are always chest thumping that they live in a free and democratic world and all of a sudden their chosen one Hitlary loses, and democracy is suddenly not what it's cracked up to be. Give me a break. Either you're for democracy or your'e not. If you are for it then you live with the fact that your chosen candidate will possibly lose. And if you can't accept that, fucking move. You have no idea how good you have it.
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  • Reply 91 of 163
    dysamoria said:

    wizard69 said:
    securtis said:
    fpplan said:
    Comments from trump fans prove they tend to be nothing but unintelligent, angry people who get all their opinions and information from an echo chamber of internet memes.
    Obviously, lots of flyover country and the rust belt felt quite alienated by the political machine. Hillary was more of the same, nothing exciting, just like a buick car. At least with trump, he was unique and gave them something to believe in. Gary Johnson may/may not have acted as Ralph Nader II and siphoned some votes from Hillary.
    The problem was that Democrats back in the time when Obama first got elected had all sorts of promises about turning around the country. Those promises have been shown to be garbage and that the party was in fact controlled by power brokers that had no interests in the condition of the average American. Basically the Democrats demonstrated that they are in fact worst than the republicans when it comes to the best interests of Americans.
    Yes, Obama's promises were BS. He betrayed my vote. Not only did he NOT investigate the Bush II administration, he continued and expanded Bush II policies. I did not vote for him a second time. The Democratic Party of today has swung very far right compared to the Democratic Party of decades ago (or even 8 years ago). At this point, there's very little differentiating the two parties, which makes sense when you consider where they both get their livelihood: corporations. The Republican Party went insane with religious nuttiness and the democrat party became republican-lite because they could swing right while still maintaining consistency on social issues (probably just to differentiate themselves from republicans enough to say "see, we're different"). 

    NEITHER of the duopoly parties demonstrate good will toward the interests of Americans or anyone else on the planet. They only act to continue to concentrate their power and wealth. There is very little else they do (except for the insane religious republicans, who constantly try to drag us back to the Christian dark ages).
    Well said and hit the nail on the head.
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  • Reply 92 of 163
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,608member
    adamc said:
    You reap what you sow....
    Yup, and it has been a long time coming. I think it is time to make America Great Britain again. 
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  • Reply 93 of 163
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,590member
    This article is at least 2 months too early. All candidates talk trash and make false promises to get in. DED should wait till he lays out his plans once he is president. By the time he is sworn in they will have a standard republican policy list set, nothing ever changes regardless of who you get in. 
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  • Reply 95 of 163
    Wow, as an outsider this reads as such a bitter, sore-loser article. Fair enough debate how the republican policies will affect apple but the first 4 or 5 paragraphs are pure scare mongering and not based on any truth whatsoever. As many others said, get over it. There will always be losers in a democratic society, we had it recently with the Scottish independence vote and then Brexit vote, I voted leave in both so I lost one and won one. Guess what, my everyday life is not affected by it and these were serious long-term consequence referendums, not a 4 year term if he even lasts that long.
  • Reply 96 of 163
    dysamoria said:
    wizard69 said:
    You do realize that the vast majority of the country disagrees with you. Trump was the best choice to avoid the police state mentality of Clinton
    50% is hardly a "vast majority".
    There's more red on that map than blue.  The electoral college is there to make sure that a few bigger population states can't screw over the smaller ones.  Ironic that Democrats are only for minorities and welfare when they get $omething out of it.  When they don't, and the little guy is given a 'level playing field' (in this case protection from tiny, wealthier urban bubbles) it's nothing but hysteria, cries of unfairness, and unwillingness to compromise.   There's plenty of reason to dislike Republicans, but this basic hypocrisy on the left, is why rational independents despise Democrats/progressives/whatever-they-are-self-branding-as-now. You're total hypocrites, and completely blinded by your own ignorance and hatred.

    That's why you'll forever be locked into these false dichotomies with the other side.  Guess what?  In return for your hate, rural America gave all 3 branches of government to your opposition.  Your can argue Clinton shoulda/coulda/woulda until you're blue in the face, but... All 3.  Probably time for some quiet, self reflection.
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  • Reply 97 of 163
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,779member
    rob53 said:
    lkrupp said:
    Uh, err, Daniel, the election is over. Your stump speech is a day late and a dollar short. Sore loser still fapping the fud, Daniel? Even Hillary said we need to at least give him a chance. I’m waiting to see how many celebrities actually move out of the U.S. like they swore they would do if The Donald won. Streisand, Amy Schumer, Notorious RBG, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin, Cher, Miley Cyrus. Anybody see the For Sale signs yet?
    It isn't a stump speech, it's an attempt to understand how Trump's attempts at national policy would affect Apple. I've also heard people say he'll be impeached within his first year, if he even survives the federal racketeering charges. Of course, all the Republican and conservative judges will give him a pass because he's the incoming President and all he needs to do is force the trial into a conservative suburb or one of the many red districts in the farm land and nobody will convict him of anything.

    Yes, I'm upset he won because he has no business being our President. 
    "Yes, I'm upset he won because he has no business being our President."

    There's this little thing called a democracy where the people have the power to decide who leads the country and who doesn't. And they have spoken. 
    Dangerous argument. "The people" voted for Hillary, by majority. They spoke clearly. The electoral college weighted that vote in favour of Trump, AGAINST the power of the majority of the People. 

    Yes it's by design, and there are historical reasons for it, but pure majority rule, it most certainly is not. 
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  • Reply 98 of 163
    johnbear said:
    can't believe 59 million people voted for this unqualified, crook, idiot, charlatan 
    You'll have to be more specific, not sure who you are referring to?

    Is this one of those cases where a hypocritical political team zealot, uses an appeal to majority fallacy, to imagine a non-existent moral superiority?  Because from where I'm sitting, that could go either way.   :D

    Damn, you people really are pathetic little sacks of cheap proteins.

     
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  • Reply 99 of 163
    What kind of people would support such a person? I thought Bush jnr was the depth of stupid, but Trump is beyond ridiculous!

    No stated policies, a criminal past and present, and a continuing position based on popular rhetoric. How could he even get near the White House?!?
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  • Reply 100 of 163
    most of the snowflakes commenting here have it completely backwards thanks to their years of mis-eduction. I'm more optimistc now than in the past 8 years. I'm ordering a MBP and I'm going to lease a new vehicle. The sun is finally coming out again!
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