Reply to post: Didn't some German car companies get stung for billions a few years back?

Tim Cook: EU lied about Apple taxes. Watch out Ireland, this is a coup!

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Didn't some German car companies get stung for billions a few years back?

I'm sure I recall that the US government pushed hard for this to happen under the auspices of illegal state aid? Even if not, it's happened to Spanish football clubs - even the Lloyds bailout had to be structured VERY carefully to avoid it being illegal state aid.

Given that these sorts of issues have happened a lot (the Spanish football clubs lost, incidentally) I can't help but feel that if I were an Apple shareholder, I'd be calling for Tim Cook to be fired right now - for incompetence in allowing what was clearly an illegal tax avoidance scam to go ahead in the first place.

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