dpd1 - 12:09 am on Dec 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
They may very well care more over there, I don't know. But here they don't. The company has been battling it out with numerous states over taxes for years, and most people simply don't care. What they care about is getting stuff as cheap as possible, even if it hurts them in the long run. Amazon has given in to some states, simply because they were tired of fighting it. Not because of consumer pressure. Apple gave in to media pressure and a small minority of bleeding hearts, and made some half ass attempts to appease them. Everybody else kept buying iPads and iPods like always.
I just saw a video last night for somebody offering custom guitars in England, and they bragged about the fact that they were being made in S. Korea, like that was some awesome thing. So I can't imagine people think all that differently over there.
Lets see what happens by mid year. If they do nothing to change the tax situation over there, but basically still bring in the same revenue... then you have your answer. But I think what people say in a poll, or what an advocacy group does, is totally different than what is really happening. Of course people are going to claim they care. That doesn't mean they actually do. If put on the spot, nobody is going to admit... 'Yes, I shop at Walmart and love buying all the cheap stuff that is made by twelve year olds in China.'