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 ...
16956 5.7 years ago Liz McLeod ON , CA If I didn't pay my taxes I would face a huge fine or jail time. Why are you exempt from that? Do your part and pay your share!
16955 5.7 years ago Wanda Ballentine St. Paul, MN , US
16954 5.7 years ago Anonymous Sacramento, CA , US
16953 5.7 years ago Anonymous Sacramento, CA , US
16952 5.7 years ago Denise Coviello Youngstown, OH , US
16951 5.7 years ago Dick Burkhart Seattle, WA , US You should be paying at least 50% of profits in taxes
16950 5.7 years ago Scott King Minneapolis, MN , US
16949 5.7 years ago Jane Grossman Reno, NV , US
16948 5.7 years ago Karen Campbell Citrus Heights, CA , US
16947 5.7 years ago Rafael Albarran Chicago, IL , US
16946 5.7 years ago SHAUN WOODSON herndon, VA , US
16945 5.7 years ago Freda Ballas Dallas , TX , US
16944 5.7 years ago Eugene Marner Franklin, NY , US
16943 5.7 years ago Luis A. Merced Cotto Cayey, PR , PR
16942 5.7 years ago Gerald St. Germaine El Paso, TX , US Allow me to add . . .

If all you big coporations out there would like to see your taxes reduced, then, just give that money toward education! OK?
16941 5.7 years ago Taylore Sinclaire Costa Mesa, CA , US
16940 5.7 years ago Della Chapa Houston, TX , US
16939 5.7 years ago Mary Robinson Cheney, WA , US
16938 5.7 years ago Anonymous Kenmore, WA , US
16937 5.7 years ago Charles Estes Covington, GA , US
16936 5.7 years ago John McDonald Newark, NJ , US
16935 5.7 years ago Carolyn LaBarbera Huntsville, TX , US ExxonMobil is a 'taker'.... you don't pay the percentage of taxes as the U.S. workers.... you take government subsidies which you don't need.... you are practicly stealing natural resources fr...
16934 5.7 years ago Karen Peterson Northbrook, IL , US
16933 5.7 years ago Carolyn Copenhaver GA , US
16932 5.7 years ago Constance Birch Staunton, VA , US
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