____/ Richard Rasker on Sunday 16 November 2008 22:09 : \____
> Here I am, with my little business, dumping some 30% of my modest annual
> profits into the great big pot "for the common good". I have no real
> problems with that -- I find that good health care, education, old-age
> benefits etcetera quite make up for it, although I hate the idea that a
> part of that money is used to build more roads and demolish what little
> nature we have left here. Ah well, you can't have it all.
> One would expect Microsoft to pay a nice tax sum as well -- after all,
> they're making billions, and Microsod and the BSA are always blabbering
> about how using Microsoft crap^H^H^H^Hsoftware and fighting piracy is "good
> for the economy" etcetera. AND Bill Gates is blabbering about all the
> charity that Microsoft does, push^H^H^H^Hgiving away free software "worth
> billions" ...
> Turns out that these parasitic bastards use a tax avoidance scam by
> funneling all their profits through Ireland, in effect paying only €460.000
> in taxes over annual UK profits exceeding € 1.2 billion, in effect paying
> only 0,04% in taxes.
> It's sickening. In my opinion, every self-respecting (and tax-paying!)
> business should be making plans to abandon the products of these greedy
> bloodsuckers, who just take money and give nothing back.
> Richard Rasker
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