Obama fired Miller. Not our Miller - God forbid! - and the American. Responsible for taxes. With a huge budget deficit, the United States is forced to cut spending and literally beat taxes from its citizens. At the same time, the largest corporations can afford to pay almost nothing at all.
The legendary American corporation General Electric, one of the largest in the world, as it turned out, does not pay taxes in the United States at all by building a business on offshore schemes. The New York Times found out after the appointment of Immelt's CEO as chairman of the Presidential Council on Employment and Competition, which, in fact, is intended to deal with corporate tax issues. Over the past 10 years, General Electric has spent 200 million dollars on lobbying at the state level. And in its tax department, which allows not only not to pay taxes in America, but also knock out billions in tax breaks, about a thousand people work.
Interestingly, the intimate details of the offshore management scheme of the mega-corporation were found out in the High Court of London during the court proceedings on the suit brought against her by Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev. And the essence of the claim is that the megacorporation just stole his aircraft.
The world's largest leasing company, GECAS, owned by General Electric, issued a loan to Lebedev for the purchase of Airbus for the German Blue Wings company owned by him. After the German regulator canceled the airline’s license under a false pretext, the lender was obliged to sell the planes and return to Lebedev the share due to him. Instead, the international giant put out absurd sums for repairing practically new aircraft, simply hid airplanes in different countries, and then sold them to itself at a fictitious auction, writing off the difference due to the Russian businessman for their fictitious repairs. By the way, according to the same scheme, the same GECAS spread Indian, Chinese and Pakistani airlines and even plucked Aeroflot.
By the way, when the Red Wings, which belonged to the same Lebedev, were covered in Russia, at least the planes were not stolen. We do not have such a "General Electric". The gut is thin.
When they tell us about the monstrous proportions of our corruption, when, allegedly, for Russian offshore companies we are significantly moistening Cyprus - by the way, the only one, probably, offshore, which General Electric did not use! We must be aware that our senior teachers have gone far ahead on this path. And we have achieved such perfection and legal precision in this system that we probably will never catch up with them. And do not be worth it.