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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans Pin
W Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 5:13
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W Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 5:50
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W Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 13:39
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wout de zeeuw30-Aug-16 22:43
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans Pin
W Balboos, GHB31-Aug-16 0:35
mveW Balboos, GHB31-Aug-16 0:35 
At this point your flailing for ways to excuse the inexcusable and ignoring the reality:
wout de zeeuw wrote:
Except that people didn't vote for this.
- which people? The French did vote to put in the lawmakers for Ireland? The Irish put them in and could vote them out any time they want to. That's how representative government works.
wout de zeeuw wrote:
The Irish did not and still do not have a great position, they are afraid that without these deals the companies won't stay
And so what's your point? With the deals they will - and otherwise they'd probably never have even seen their backside. That's the central point of the whole thing - they needed the development more than they needed the taxes. Their choice, and probably a damn good one.
wout de zeeuw wrote:

Quite the opposite. The Irish government was doing whatever it wanted, and the EU is saying: no you can't do whatever you want,
So Ireland is a vassal state of the 'suits' in Brussels - who'll be filling their fat faces with EU sponsored banquet dinners whilst discussing how to muck up whatever is left? To write laws retroactively is totally immoral - in the US we had the wit to put it in the original constitution. You guys in Europe? Apparently not so much. I guess you prefer the Erdogan model as applied to business.

I can hear it all now blaring from the TV on "France 24":
How dare you conduct such business in the EU. That will be against the law! You will be prosecuted and punished! for violating EU rules we will write especially for you. Also, we have decided that the new national language of Ireland will henceforth be Esperanto. Now, get us some more wine. The meeting isn't over.


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