What we're saying is that the LAWS need to be re-written so that they can no longer legally pay such a low amount of taxes. And we are sharing this as an example of how extremely poor the laws are, and what a crappy job our government is doing in it's role.
And in Apple's case, they're in very gray territory. Creating a subsidiary company, and then charging it from another subsidiary company and insane license agreement. If it can be successfully argued that those charges are unrealistic (ie: no other company would pay even close to the declared charges) than it in fact becomes fraudulent.
It is akin to me taking an old coat, painting a quick picture on the back, taking it to Goodwill and exclaiming that it was worth $5,000 due to the art. And then claiming a $5,000 deduction on my taxes for my donation. If that $5,000 is an unreasonable value, than it is fraudulent. And I wager that the amount Apple is cross-billing between its subsidiaries would, if investigated show to be a fraudulent estimate of value. And thus in fact MAKE THIS AN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.
If our governments would prosecute.