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!"

Dear ExxonMobil,
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.
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17123 Sat Aug 09 09:15:21 EDT 2014 Damien McLeod Key Largo, FL , US
17122 Thu Jul 10 11:10:17 EDT 2014 Rebecca Cramer Minneapolis, MN , US
17121 Mon Jun 30 23:03:46 EDT 2014 Nancy Hoffman Sparks, NV , US
17120 Wed Apr 16 08:16:11 EDT 2014 jack wera
17119 Mon Mar 24 14:21:06 EDT 2014 Alexandra Kosmos Forest Hill, MD , US
17118 Thu Mar 06 06:43:36 EST 2014 Carl Lenning NO
17117 Mon Feb 24 10:19:25 EST 2014 Pat Thompson Santa Clara, CA , US
17116 Sat Feb 22 23:07:21 EST 2014 Linda Thompson Santa Cruz, CA , US
17115 Tue Jan 28 17:46:09 EST 2014 Us Fairbanks Mohon st, LA , US Pay your taxes but if not at least channel this money toward bringing about alternative fuel sourses
17114 Wed Jan 15 22:08:30 EST 2014 Jordan Bethuram Broken Arrow, OK , US
17113 Mon Dec 30 00:36:45 EST 2013 mike segall sanford, FL , US
17112 Sun Dec 15 09:08:24 EST 2013 frank harrison hamilton, OH , US
17111 Sat Dec 14 02:36:40 EST 2013 Mike Wagenblast Cosmopolis, WA , US Pay up or shut up. It is time for you to pay your taxes and quit acting like a bunch of monied elite spoiled brats.
17110 Sat Dec 14 02:36:23 EST 2013 Mike Wagenblast Cosmopolis, WA , US Pay up or shut up. It is time for you to pay your taxes and quit acting like a bunch of monied elite spoiled brats.
17109 Wed Oct 02 23:32:28 EDT 2013 jonah freedman brooklyn, NY , US
17108 Thu Sep 26 23:21:24 EDT 2013 Anonymous Seattle, MO , US
17107 Sat Aug 31 00:50:42 EDT 2013 Jason Lawson Santa Fe, TX , US
17106 Mon Aug 26 22:29:43 EDT 2013 Wyatt Hale Brookville, PA , US
17105 Wed Aug 14 01:18:33 EDT 2013 Walter MERA Toulouse, CA , FR
17104 Fri Aug 09 13:17:15 EDT 2013 Desta Waldu Boston, MA , US
17103 Fri Jul 12 14:38:32 EDT 2013 Carol Bouldin Yucaipa, CA , US Your hypocrisy is unbelievable.
17102 Mon Jul 01 17:23:08 EDT 2013 Catherine Hart Mt. Airy, MD , US
17101 Thu Jun 27 00:20:47 EDT 2013 Anonymous WPB, FL , US & GE & Others should do so as well!
17100 Thu Jun 27 00:20:02 EDT 2013 Joanna DeMore WPB, FL , US & GE & Others should do so as well!
17099 Sun Jun 16 09:29:56 EDT 2013 Alexandra Sipiora Chicago, IL , US
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