Thursday, January 18, 2018
Corporations, as Apple, want us to thank them—over and over again
By SJ Otto
The Apple Corporation is making big promises after getting all those tax breaks from President Donald Trump. Once again from the Republicans; we are supposed to get down on our hands and knees and thank corporations as Apple and their spokes people, such as CEO Tim Cook, for their important contributions to society. According to CNBC News:
Apple says the new tax law will help it contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years.
It says it will create 20,000 new jobs and open a new campus.
Apple expects to pay about $38 billion in taxes for the horde of cash it plans to bring back to the United States.
So if we bribe these great people and institutions they will do good things for our economy and our welfare, such as GIVING us jobs. They overlook that the workers they employ are the ones that are GIVING them their profits. Without the workers they have no wealth. But that’s not important to these corporations. We live in a society were corporations are way more important and way more valuable than one measly worker.
And that is what is wrong with capitalism. The working man has little value under this system, government and country. And no one embodies that view more than President Donald Trump. It is time to act politically, especially voting, against this system that worships big corporations and punishes the workers, especially poor workers.