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!"
Inspired by your ad campaign, we have a proposal to help solve U.S. education shortfalls. Give the $6.2 billion you should have paid in federal income tax between 2008 and 2011 to the Department of Education.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Would you like to ad a note ...|
|17095||Thu May 16 19:04:25 EDT 2013||Barbara Martin||Jacksonville, TX , US|
|17094||Mon May 06 01:41:39 EDT 2013||Richard Allen||Beverly Hills, CA , US|
|17093||Sun May 05 19:39:13 EDT 2013||Jo Ellen Bate||Fort Lauderdale, FL , US|
|17092||Sat May 04 20:42:22 EDT 2013||Sydney Franklin||Portland, OR , US|
|17091||Fri May 03 05:14:42 EDT 2013||Karin Sandquist||Monmouth, OR , US|
|17090||Thu Apr 25 11:44:57 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Westby, WI , US|
|17089||Wed Apr 24 16:41:22 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Spirit Lake, ID , US||There is nothing about ExxonMobil that I like. Nothing. Give something back, ExxonMobil - and do it for the right reasons - because it's the right thing to do.|
|17088||Tue Apr 23 18:08:46 EDT 2013||RajKaran Singh||Boston, MA , US|
|17087||Mon Apr 22 03:14:07 EDT 2013||jennifer mcgrath||college station, TX , US|
|17086||Sat Apr 20 22:24:48 EDT 2013||Anonymous||TX , US|
|17085||Sat Apr 20 21:03:20 EDT 2013||Michael Barber||Chestertown, MD , US|
|17084||Sat Apr 20 17:11:50 EDT 2013||Anna McAleavy||Palmetto, FL , US|
|17083||Tue Apr 16 22:02:07 EDT 2013||Susan Osada||Buffalo Grove, IL , US|
|17082||Tue Apr 16 12:40:19 EDT 2013||Muneeb Khan||Foster City, CA , US|
|17081||Fri Apr 12 21:23:27 EDT 2013||Patricia Hinds||Texarkana, AR , US|
|17080||Tue Apr 09 16:32:33 EDT 2013||joe tenney||US|
|17079||Mon Apr 08 19:43:27 EDT 2013||Wesley Howell||New Port Richey, FL , US||The Dept. of the Treasury and Dept. of Educ. will appreciate payment so much.|
|17078||Sun Apr 07 22:14:00 EDT 2013||Melanie Dito||Newtown, PA , US|
|17077||Sun Apr 07 21:55:58 EDT 2013||Linda Nelson||Vancouver, WA , US|
|17076||Sat Apr 06 15:04:43 EDT 2013||Kiayu Sun||Laguna Beach, CA , US|
|17075||Thu Apr 04 00:09:57 EDT 2013||Debra deKelaita||Santa Rosa, CA , US||If you care about this country then pay your taxes and stop being so greedy.|
|17074||Tue Apr 02 20:19:17 EDT 2013||Carlos Echevarria||Inglewood, CA , US|
|17073||Tue Apr 02 14:30:22 EDT 2013||brad anderson||lancaster, OH , US|
|17072||Mon Apr 01 18:32:34 EDT 2013||Carolyn Friedman||Willow, NY , US|
|17071||Sat Mar 30 23:54:03 EDT 2013||Dennis Mann||San Jacinto, CA , US|