Do you really want to know what dragging Tim Cook up to Washington was about? Definitely not getting Apple to pay more in corporate taxes. Rather, getting Apple to pay into the “private” tax system. The one that fuels the hell-like abyss of Washington power mongering.
And that’s just the problem. The grilling of Apple is best understood as a shakedown by politicians upset with Apple for not playing the Washington game that yields contributions, power, and personal wealth for congressmen and their aides.
Distraction and noise, folks. Distraction and noise…
| via Washington Examiner, via DaringFireball.net