For years, Washington lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have attacked big corporations for avoiding taxes by parking their profits overseas.
A few weeks ago the European Union did something about it. The EU's executive commission ordered Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from Apple.
But rather than congratulate Europe for standing up to Apple, official Washington is outraged.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan calls it an "awful" decision. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer says it's "a cheap money grab by the European Commission."
These are taxes America should have required Apple to pay to the U.S....