If Exxon really wanted to help

ExxonMobil, the most profitable corporation in the country, is spending some of its money on a series of television ads telling us to invest in education.

Most of us don't have a lot of money to invest in education.  Exxon does.  In fact, if Exxon were to merely pay what it owes in taxes, the Department of Education could increase its budget 14 percent.

Corporations are supposed to pay 35% income taxes.  Exxon pays about half that.  A report by Citizens for Tax Justice found that Exxon should have paid $4.1 billion more than it did between 2008 and 2010.  Using the same calculation, we find that Exxon underpaid in 2011 by another $2.1 billion.

As the Exxon ads keep saying: "Let's solve this!"



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17130 5 months ago Pat Quinn Norfolk, VA , US
17129 1 year ago Lori DeRoche Fort Worth, TX , US
17128 1 year ago Robert Doll Denver, CO , US
17127 1 year ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA , US
17126 2.1 years ago Marge Schwartz S.B., CA , US
17125 3.2 years ago Dalton Allsop McKinney, TX , US Wow.
17124 3.2 years ago Lucas Brown GAYLORD, MI , US
17123 3.3 years ago Damien McLeod Key Largo, FL , US
17122 3.4 years ago Rebecca Cramer Minneapolis, MN , US
17121 3.4 years ago Nancy Hoffman Sparks, NV , US
17120 3.7 years ago jack wera
17119 3.7 years ago Alexandra Kosmos Forest Hill, MD , US
17118 3.8 years ago Carl Lenning NO
17117 3.8 years ago Pat Thompson Santa Clara, CA , US
17116 3.8 years ago Linda Thompson Santa Cruz, CA , US
17115 3.9 years ago Us Fairbanks Mohon st, LA , US Pay your taxes but if not at least channel this money toward bringing about alternative fuel sourses
17114 3.9 years ago Jordan Bethuram Broken Arrow, OK , US
17113 4 years ago mike segall sanford, FL , US
17112 4 years ago frank harrison hamilton, OH , US
17111 4 years ago Mike Wagenblast Cosmopolis, WA , US Pay up or shut up. It is time for you to pay your taxes and quit acting like a bunch of monied elite spoiled brats.
17110 4 years ago Mike Wagenblast Cosmopolis, WA , US Pay up or shut up. It is time for you to pay your taxes and quit acting like a bunch of monied elite spoiled brats.
17109 4.2 years ago jonah freedman brooklyn, NY , US
17108 4.2 years ago Anonymous st. louis, MO , US
17107 4.3 years ago Jason Lawson Santa Fe, TX , US
17106 4.3 years ago Wyatt Hale Brookville, PA , US
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