The less appealing name of !$%* sandwich. Therein lies the joke: that those less fortunate, sophisticated and monied, are served a metaphorical sandwich, meant to represent getting the raw end of the deal. It rings true.
My first reaction is similar to those reflected here already. However, consider two points: (1) what is 2.4% of $8 billion, (2) dutch sandwich only shields from tax money that doesn't come back to the US. Google pays US tax on its US earnings; quite a bit, too. Just keeping it real. And no I'm not a corporate accountant or exec.
@ ymcpa73, but that would be logical...what world do you live in? Corporations manipulate the system to avoid paying for what they get from the government. That is understandably, and why governments have to force corporations to pay for what they get.
This wouldn't happen if the US corporate tax wasn't so high (35%) plus whatever the states add. The truth is the corporate tax is a hiiden tax for the individual. It is included in the price of everything we buy. The corporate tax should be based on the services the corporation uses such as roads, municipal services, etc so that they don't get services for free. Those cost will be included in the price of the goods they produce and passed along to the ultimate end beneficiary, the consumer.