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(PC Magazine)   McCain upset about Apple forcing him to update his apps   (pcmag.com) divider line 16
    More: Dumbass, John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Carl Levin, taxes in the United States  
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2013-05-22 09:50:25 AM  
13 votes:
Old man yells at iCloud.
2013-05-22 10:27:10 AM  
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: As an American living overseas, I resent the fact that I have to pay taxes on my foreign earnings that I have to declare the balances of all my foreign bank accounts to the US Government.


So, basically, you're aggravated that your more complicated living arrangements have more complicated tax requirements.

I have two possible solutions for you (aside from "quit whining about  it"):

1. Move back to the U.S.
2. Get the fark out and stay there
2013-05-22 10:24:59 AM  
2 votes:
I'm with cranky grandpa on this one.
2013-05-22 10:23:26 AM  
2 votes:
Forced, unnecessary upgrades are annoying.


Hey a cute movie of a puppy sleeping.  [clicks link then wait 20 minutes for Quicktime to update]
2013-05-22 10:20:42 AM  
2 votes:
Apple liked this question because it assured them that nobody in government has a hope or prayer of ever figuring out what laws they broke.

/If you can't handle apps, you can't handle their tax filings.
2013-05-22 10:50:35 AM  
1 votes:
If you want no updates, you should be using Android.
2013-05-22 10:48:19 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Jim_Callahan: AverageAmericanGuy: As an American living overseas, I resent the fact that I have to pay taxes on my foreign earnings that I have to declare the balances of all my foreign bank accounts to the US Government.

Are you having to pay income taxes in your country of residence or something?  Because you definitely don't have to pay US sales or property taxes (on local property) and you're exempt from federal withholding, so even if you are that's a relatively small amount of double taxation.

Yes, I have to pay income tax (and sales tax and property tax) in my foreign tax home.


And when you get into any kind of trouble overseas the nice people at the State Department will help you out, so suck it up, pay your taxes, and move on.  If you don't like it, get citizenship in another country and renounce your American citizenship.  As you happen to use various governmental services (ranging from absentee ballot to whatever you make use of during any visits to America), suck it up and pay your share.

/and if you do it right, you don't pay Uncle Sam
//he even spots you an automatic two month extension to get your paperwork in order
2013-05-22 10:37:12 AM  
1 votes:
Where the fark does him complaining about updates fit into the relevance of this discussion?

I have a feeling this is nothing more than a dog and pony show. A feel good, like our Government is looking out for the American tax payer by going after big mega corporation money.

WWE of politics.
2013-05-22 10:37:00 AM  
1 votes:

thurstonxhowell: I'm out of time but what I really wanted to ask was why the hell I have to keep updating apps on my iPhone all the time and why you don't fix that

Ladies and gentleman, what we have here is former Presidential candidate and 600 term Senator John McCain derailing a committee hearing to whine about his Angry Birds app auto-updating every few weeks.


Derailing?  Seriously?  An offhanded throwaway comment in the midst of the entire Senate lining up to take turns fluffing Apple?
2013-05-22 10:36:17 AM  
1 votes:
Am I the only one who thought the journalist was trying to say that exchange was friendly and gentle ribbing, rather than an actual complaint by a confused old man?

McCain annoys me a lot of the time, but what annoys me more is out of context whining here on FARK.
2013-05-22 10:34:02 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: As an American living overseas, I resent the fact that I have to pay taxes on my foreign earnings that I have to declare the balances of all my foreign bank accounts to the US Government.


Are you having to pay income taxes in your country of residence or something?  Because you definitely don't have to pay US sales or property taxes (on local property) and you're exempt from federal withholding, so even if you are that's a relatively small amount of double taxation.
2013-05-22 10:28:34 AM  
1 votes:
I used to be the biggest apple fan, but that was many many years ago. Like 20. They've changed a lot, and not in a good way. (I'm old).
2013-05-22 10:28:28 AM  
1 votes:
Jesus, you have to press a button every couple of weeks.  How terrible.
2013-05-22 10:13:32 AM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: xenophon10k: Wow, McCain's come along way with technology in the last 5 years. Maybe he should give lessons to Gingrich.

Gingrich already has some technology figured out.  Whenever his computer gets a virus, he just buys another one.


You're thinking of his marriages.
2013-05-22 10:08:08 AM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: xenophon10k: Wow, McCain's come along way with technology in the last 5 years. Maybe he should give lessons to Gingrich.

Gingrich already has some technology figured out.  Whenever his computer gets a virus, he just buys another one.


To be fair, that's usually the least annoying solution.
2013-05-22 10:00:01 AM  
1 votes:

grokca: Old man yells at iCloud.


YES!!!
 
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