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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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 cedar rapids, IA , 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 18940, 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 Honey Friedman New Orleans, LA , US
17071 Sat Mar 30 23:54:03 EDT 2013 Dennis Mann San Jacinto, CA , US
17070 Sat Mar 30 00:50:24 EDT 2013 D Pologruto Loxahatchee, FL , US
17069 Sat Mar 30 00:11:33 EDT 2013 Dennis Nolan Sun City West, AZ , US
17068 Fri Mar 29 21:46:08 EDT 2013 Tim Markin Phoenix, AZ , US
17067 Fri Mar 29 16:31:44 EDT 2013 M Older Cambridge, MA , US
17066 Thu Mar 28 19:22:08 EDT 2013 Ian Brown Cheadle, ot , GB
17065 Tue Mar 26 07:52:26 EDT 2013 gene ginzburg staten island, NY , US Do what's needed for YOUR country.
17064 Sat Mar 23 07:35:06 EDT 2013 Robert Shelburne Indialantic, FL , US
17063 Fri Mar 22 14:41:09 EDT 2013 Laurie McGovern Coral Springs, FL , US
17062 Thu Mar 21 19:35:48 EDT 2013 Clare Farabaugh Dallas, PA , US
17061 Thu Mar 21 19:35:48 EDT 2013 Clare Farabaugh Dallas, PA , US
17060 Thu Mar 21 10:26:31 EDT 2013 Clarice Mushlin Brookline, MA , US
17059 Thu Mar 21 08:22:06 EDT 2013 Kathryn Lowery Vero Beach, FL , US
17058 Wed Mar 20 17:16:59 EDT 2013 James Dyer San Francisco, CA , US
17057 Mon Mar 18 13:04:58 EDT 2013 Jose Ramos New York, NY , US
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