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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17080 4.7 years ago joe tenney cedar rapids, IA , US
17079 4.7 years ago Wesley Howell New Port Richey, FL , US The Dept. of the Treasury and Dept. of Educ. will appreciate payment so much.
17078 4.7 years ago Melanie Dito 18940, PA , US
17077 4.7 years ago Linda Nelson Vancouver, WA , US
17076 4.7 years ago Kiayu Sun Laguna Beach, CA , US
17075 4.7 years ago Debra deKelaita Santa Rosa, CA , US If you care about this country then pay your taxes and stop being so greedy.
17074 4.7 years ago Carlos Echevarria Inglewood, CA , US
17073 4.7 years ago brad anderson lancaster, OH , US
17072 4.7 years ago Honey Friedman New Orleans, LA , US
17071 4.7 years ago Dennis Mann San Jacinto, CA , US
17070 4.7 years ago D Pologruto Loxahatchee, FL , US
17069 4.7 years ago Dennis Nolan Sun City West, AZ , US
17068 4.7 years ago Tim Markin Phoenix, AZ , US
17067 4.7 years ago M Older Cambridge, MA , US
17066 4.7 years ago Ian Brown Cheadle, ot , GB
17065 4.7 years ago gene ginzburg staten island, NY , US Do what's needed for YOUR country.
17064 4.7 years ago Robert Shelburne Indialantic, FL , US
17063 4.7 years ago Laurie McGovern Coral Springs, FL , US
17062 4.7 years ago Clare Farabaugh Dallas, PA , US
17061 4.7 years ago Clare Farabaugh Dallas, PA , US
17060 4.7 years ago Clarice Mushlin Brookline, MA , US
17059 4.7 years ago Kathryn Lowery Vero Beach, FL , US
17058 4.7 years ago Jym Dyer San Francisco, CA , US
17057 4.8 years ago Jose Ramos New York, NY , US
17056 4.8 years ago Ann Godshalk Hanover, PA , US
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