Unilateral Taxation Framework Harms America
Huffington Blog Post
Photo (© Kennedy) - Apple Store in Frankfurt, Germany
May 22, 2013
"Now that senators have finished their public castigation of Apple, a national icon that has done more to advance America than most recent legislative gatherings, a more thorough discussion of the tax issues at hand can occur.
Lost in the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' skewering of CEO is the major point: the United States' decision to stand alone in taxing foreign earnings disadvantages American companies and American workers."
Apple's Tim Cook Confronts Job-Destroying Deception
Foreign Policy Opinion Piece
Photo (© Kennedy) - Apple Shanghai
May 21, 2013
"Apple has traditionally been known as an apolitical company. Americans should be thankful that CEO Tim Cook is abandoning that approach to come to the U.S. Senate today to push for a change to one of the most ill-advised aspects of America's gargantuan tax code: its global corporate tax structure.
It is true that Apple holds $100 billion offshore, but rather than breaking out the pitchforks, Americans should ask why one of the world's savviest tech companies is behaving this way.
The United States, unlike nearly every other advanced economy, taxes foreign earnings brought back to its shores. That approach has forced American companies to fight global competitors with one hand behind their backs."
George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management
Photo - Addressing graduates as head of the school
May 18, 2013
Few things top sending off a new class of graduates to change the world for the better!
Meeting with Former Mexican President Calderon
May 17, 2013
It was wonderful to spend part of the evening with Felipe Calderon, former President of Mexico. He was a transformational president for Mexico. His sister is attending GW's Graduate School of Political Management, which I lead.
Is Persuasion a Lost Art?
Leading Panel for LSU's Breaux Symposium
Photo - With Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
May 15, 2013
It was wonderful to join a panel of seven former members of Congress co-sponsored by the Reilly Center of the Manship School at Louisiana State University to discuss how we break to gridlock in Washington. In addition, I led a panel discussion on Is Persuasion a Lost Art?. I will be contributing a chapter of the same name to the book that results from the event.