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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17131 Sun Apr 15 20:39:10 EDT 2018 Anonymous Arlington , TX , US
17130 Fri Jul 21 18:37:39 EDT 2017 Patricia Quinn Norfolk, VA , US
17129 Fri Jul 08 10:40:31 EDT 2016 Lori DeRoche Fort Worth, TX , US
17128 Mon Jan 04 09:16:25 EST 2016 Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA , US
17127 Mon Nov 16 01:19:08 EST 2015 Marge Schwartz S.B., CA , US
17126 Mon Oct 06 02:17:56 EDT 2014 Dalton Allsop McKinney, TX , US Wow.
17125 Wed Oct 01 23:25:30 EDT 2014 Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
17124 Sat Aug 09 09:15:21 EDT 2014 Damien McLeod Key Largo, FL , US
17123 Thu Jul 10 11:10:17 EDT 2014 Rebecca Cramer Minneapolis, MN , US
17122 Mon Jun 30 23:03:46 EDT 2014 Nancy Hoffman Sparks, NV , US
17121 Wed Apr 16 08:16:11 EDT 2014 jack wera
17120 Mon Mar 24 14:21:06 EDT 2014 Alexandra Kosmos Forest Hill, MD , US
17119 Thu Mar 06 06:43:36 EST 2014 Carl Lenning NO
17118 Mon Feb 24 10:19:25 EST 2014 Pat Thompson Santa Clara, CA , US
17117 Sat Feb 22 23:07:21 EST 2014 Linda Thompson Santa Cruz, CA , US
17116 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
17115 Wed Jan 15 22:08:30 EST 2014 Jordan Bethuram Broken Arrow, OK , US
17114 Mon Dec 30 00:36:45 EST 2013 mike segall sanford, FL , US
17113 Sun Dec 15 09:08:24 EST 2013 frank harrison hamilton, OH , US
17112 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.
17111 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.
17110 Wed Oct 02 23:32:28 EDT 2013 jonah freedman brooklyn, NY , US
17109 Thu Sep 26 23:21:24 EDT 2013 Anonymous st. louis, MO , US
17108 Sat Aug 31 00:50:42 EDT 2013 Jason Lawson Santa Fe, TX , US
17107 Mon Aug 26 22:29:43 EDT 2013 Wyatt Hale Brookville, PA , US
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