Apple! You're too fat! How many times have I told you to go on a low-energy diet? See what you're doing to the poor middle man?
Clearly, it's meant to be a deep metaphor. The painter's tape symbolizes the corporate control of America and the recent Citizens United ruling. Or maybe it symbolizes the American work ethic. Or the lack of tools given to the proletariat to successfully live a fulfilling life. Or something. America.