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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17055 4.7 years ago Mojgan G arcadia, CA , US
17054 4.7 years ago Kenneth Giles Monrovia, CA , US Can you imagine the promotional benefits of contributing to education and not looking like corporate deadbeats? Way to get on the right side of the debate!
17053 4.7 years ago Carole yandell COARSEGOLD, CA , US
17052 4.8 years ago Dana Combest Giford , WA , US
17051 4.8 years ago Eleanor Anderson Lawrenceville, NJ , US
17050 4.8 years ago Elizabeth Fitzgerald Earlysville, VA , US
17049 4.8 years ago Martha Hunkins Arcata, CA , US
17048 4.8 years ago Andrey Korobkov Ulyanovsk, ot , RU
17047 4.8 years ago Robert Poignant Lynchburg, VA , US
17046 4.8 years ago Larry Farmer Lynchburg, VA , US
17045 4.8 years ago OLIVIA DE JAVELINA TUCSON, AZ , US
17044 4.8 years ago Anonymous Margate, FL , US
17043 4.8 years ago Kiayu Sun Laguna Beach, CA , US
17042 4.8 years ago dieter hils louisville, CO , US
17041 4.8 years ago Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA , US
17040 4.8 years ago Dennis Wright West Milton , OH , US
17039 4.8 years ago Linda Hayes Brooklyn Center, MN , US Is it possible that you have overlooked your obligation to pay taxes on profits made in this country?
17038 4.8 years ago Janis Todd Princeton Jct , NJ , US
17037 4.8 years ago Gary G. Friend II Gainesville, FL , US
17036 4.8 years ago William Todd Strafford, NH , US Actions speak MUCH louder than ads. Take this one and I'll be legitimately impressed.
17035 4.8 years ago Barry Zuckerman Middletown, NY , US
17034 4.8 years ago Denise Aday Pigeon Forge, TN , US
17033 4.8 years ago Ann Roos Inez, TX , US
17032 4.8 years ago James Hoff Kaaawa, HI , US
17031 4.8 years ago Alice Coffey Chicago, IL , US
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