Cupertino Mayor Slams Apple for “Abusing” the City
Apple, the superstar resident of Cupertino, has been dragged into a new dispute this time right with the mayor of the city, who thinks that the company isn’t giving back to the community as much as it should.
In an interview with The Guardian, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang talks about how Apple has turned to unfair practices to avoid paying taxes and helping the city deal with overcrowded traffic that the company itself has contributed to.
Chang went as far as blasting Apple for turning to offshore accounts to dodge taxes, a practice that most tech giants have used, but which is completely legal as far as the US system is concerned.
“They’re making profit, and they should share the responsibility for our city, but they won’t,” Chang said. “They abuse us. Apple is not wiling to pay a dime.”