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!"

This petition has a goal of 30000 signatures
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Number Date Name Location Would you like to ad a note ...
17006 6 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
17005 6 years ago Cynthia Weeks CLINTON, WA , US
17004 6 years ago Anonymous Oklahoma City, OK , US
17003 6 years ago Bjoern Mannsfeld Denver, CO , US
17002 6 years ago Anonymous Carlisle, PA , US
17001 6 years ago Ellen Franzen Berkeley, CA , US I still remember looking out my living room window and seeing that huge dark cloud of smoke. Maybe if your employees got a better education you would have fewer accidents/leaks.
17000 6 years ago Nathan Keener Owego, NY , US
16999 6 years ago Ronald C Faas Santa Maria, CA , US
16998 6 years ago Ric Ritchison Indianapolis, IN , US yea, why don't you turn into a good corporate citizen...afraid it will set a bad presedient?
16997 6 years ago Anita Das SEATTLE, WA , US
16996 6 years ago Elizabeth Clarke Largo, FL , US
16995 6 years ago Anonymous Southampton , NY , US Help the Furture!
16994 6 years ago Choky Alvarez Miami , FL , US
16993 6 years ago Kathleen Skeels Seattle, WA , US
16992 6 years ago catherine keys medford, OR , US
16991 6 years ago Kim Strah
16990 6 years ago Alexander Sodomin Telford, PA , US
16989 6 years ago Kristen Smiley OH , US
16988 6 years ago jeannie lawrence santa moniica, CA , US
16987 6 years ago Diane Will Erie, PA , US
16986 6 years ago Anonymous Fonda, NY , US
16985 6 years ago Michelle Emry Englewood, CO , US
16984 6 years ago Jane Reading Phoenix, AZ , US
16983 6 years ago Carolyn Fernandez St. Louis, MO , US
16982 6 years ago Susanne Rash Williamsville, NY , US I'd better not.
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