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!"
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|