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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17031 Wed Feb 27 16:03:00 EST 2013 Alice Coffey Chicago, IL , US
17030 Wed Feb 27 03:53:53 EST 2013 Mario Lam lawndale, CA , US
17029 Tue Feb 26 19:40:21 EST 2013 Anonymous Mililani, HI , US
17028 Tue Feb 26 10:08:00 EST 2013 Lawrence Merlino Saugerties, NY , US
17027 Mon Feb 25 23:03:00 EST 2013 Ted Cowden Grass Valley, CA , US
17026 Sun Feb 24 19:15:30 EST 2013 Dylan Eichenberg Berkeley , CA , US Our education system is broke while the most profitable companies in the history of world receive tax payer subsidies. That's an outrage; bring attention to this severe imbalance and fix it. Please, we More....
17025 Sun Feb 24 06:22:57 EST 2013 Alice Lloyd Allentown, NJ , US
17024 Sun Feb 24 05:22:21 EST 2013 Timothy MacMurdo Owens Cross Roads, AL , US
17023 Sat Feb 23 12:18:21 EST 2013 Kathryn Titus Athens, GA , US Stop being greedy. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Stop destroying our nation from withing, YOU are the real terrorists.
17022 Sat Feb 23 04:50:56 EST 2013 B MacDonald Greenfield, MA , US
17021 Sat Feb 23 01:53:07 EST 2013 Olga Strickland Mesa, CA , US
17020 Fri Feb 22 23:23:13 EST 2013 E B S, WA , US
17019 Fri Feb 22 21:58:37 EST 2013 Gloria Albasi Bronx, NY , US
17018 Fri Feb 22 17:57:57 EST 2013 Roberta Sims San Antonio, TX , US
17017 Fri Feb 22 15:11:39 EST 2013 Nina Tovar York, SC , US
17016 Fri Feb 22 10:56:58 EST 2013 Carlen Lovejoy Bloomington, MN , US
17015 Fri Feb 22 09:19:48 EST 2013 Ken Hiatt San Dimas, CA , US
17014 Fri Feb 22 09:18:50 EST 2013 Ken Hiatt San Dimas, CA , US
17013 Fri Feb 22 01:50:45 EST 2013 Hans Strong New York, NY , US
17012 Thu Feb 21 15:02:25 EST 2013 Jelica Roland Buzet, ot , HR
17011 Thu Feb 21 11:41:41 EST 2013 Jonathan Ridgeway Clintondale, NY , US
17010 Thu Feb 21 11:35:51 EST 2013 Dan Hoeschele Hawthorne, NJ , US
17009 Thu Feb 21 07:31:38 EST 2013 Sherrie Pizzo Elmira , NY , US
17008 Thu Feb 21 06:49:06 EST 2013 Anonymous Oklahoma City, OK , US
17007 Wed Feb 20 20:30:31 EST 2013 Anonymous N/A, IL , US With great wealth (not just power) comes great responsibility. Do the right thing.
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