Summary: Tax stories that elucidate absurdities and injustice
THE other day while researching NDAA I was reminded of Microsoft’s legalised tax fraud (legalised because Microsoft has former execs inside the government). A site called Washington Liberals bears the tagline:
Legislators can’t pay for education, give a billion dollars every year to Microsoft.
The November trial in Microsoft v. Motorola has been reopened, so Motorola can introduce new evidence. Apparently, Motorola and Microsoft were on the phone with the judge presiding in the Seattle litigation, Judge James L. Robart, in connection with a new Motorola request to reopen the trial so it can submit additional evidence, and he has just granted [PDF] Motorola’s request, despite Microsoft’s opposition. This is unusual, to say the least.
Well, as noted the other day, other large companies wants an Android tax to feed them. Their greed is without boundaries. █