Passengers finally escaped the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph and were on the move Friday after five numbing days at sea.
Steve: Except that Apple did not have to pay US taxes on the Ireland money until if and when it brought it back to the US. Apple had no plans to bring it back. That income would never have been taxed in the US. The actual complaint of the US Government is that now that leverage is lost - Apple can bring it back without paying additional taxes, assuming the $13B would be at least equal to the US tax that would have been owed. In that case, at least the funds are here, growing the economy.