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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16981 5.8 years ago Cynthia Nath Colorado Springs, CO , US
16980 5.8 years ago Landry Corkery Bellingham, WA , US
16979 5.8 years ago Cody Spann Olympia, WA , US
16978 5.8 years ago Stephen Smith Bethlehem, PA , US
16977 5.8 years ago donald kokkonen cambridge, WI , US
16976 5.8 years ago Jack Brubaker Bloomington, IN , US
16975 5.8 years ago Jim Costich Rochester, NY , US During the 80's Corporations in America got the backwards idea that employees are a liability and customers are an impediment to business. It's actually the opposite. They also got the idea that the...
16974 5.8 years ago Andrea Johnson San Antonio, TX , US
16973 5.8 years ago Cindy Danielson Kimball , MI , US
16972 5.8 years ago Lisa Goldstein CA , US
16971 5.8 years ago Eddie Griffiths Seattle, WA , US
16970 5.8 years ago Avery Snyder Seattle, WA , US
16969 5.8 years ago Natalie Hodapp Mankato, MN , US
16968 5.8 years ago Anonymous Ellensburg, WA , US
16967 5.8 years ago John Wilson Weatherford, OK , US
16966 5.8 years ago Anonymous Plockton, ot , GB
16965 5.8 years ago Jacqueline Lefler Sebastopol, CA , US
16964 5.8 years ago George Fincik Perryopolis, PA , US
16963 5.8 years ago Nancy Yamada Sacramento, CA , US
16962 5.8 years ago Beth Saule Indianapolis, IN , US
16961 5.8 years ago Gladys Nubla 93551, CA , US
16960 5.8 years ago Anonymous McDonough, GA , US Stop over pricing the American people for gas. You make billions and we go broke trying to go work, Strange how gas was $2.99 during the latter part of last year and beginning January 1, 2013 the ...
16959 5.8 years ago jennifer tozzi toms river, NJ , US
16958 5.8 years ago Peggy Yost Whittier, CA , US
16957 5.8 years ago Nadine Peyrucain Martinez, CA , US Paying taxes is patriotic and the hororable thing to do.
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