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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17105 Wed Aug 14 01:18:33 EDT 2013 Walter MERA Beverly Hills, CA , US
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 Mount Airy, MD , US
17101 Thu Jun 27 00:20:47 EDT 2013 Anonymous Boynton Beach, FL , US & GE & Others should do so as well!
17100 Thu Jun 27 00:20:02 EDT 2013 Joanna DeMore Boynton Beach, FL , US & GE & Others should do so as well!
17099 Sun Jun 16 09:29:56 EDT 2013 Alexandra Sipiora Chicago, IL , US
17098 Sat Jun 08 11:54:41 EDT 2013 Jacki Hunter Hollywood, CA , US
17097 Tue Jun 04 12:20:55 EDT 2013 Melissa Martinez Los Angeles, CA , US
17096 Sat May 25 18:40:17 EDT 2013 angela alvarez los angeles, CA , US You guys have done enough harm...now it's time to do some good!
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
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