Archive for August 9th, 2011

by jhwygirl

I’ve said to myself that I need to carry cash more (to avoid debit cards which push costs off to small business) – and this idea certainly provides an incentive. It’d be interesting to combine it with Where George?, for tracking.

Most U.S. Corporations pay no U.S. income taxes. Here’s a few, courtesy Sen. Sanders’ Dirty 10 List:

1) Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.

2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year.

6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.

7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2007 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.

All of that while the GOP maintains it’s pledge to false-god Grover Norquist? “No new taxes” has now somehow become “Keep the tax breaks for Exxon and Bank of America!”

Corporations want to be treated like people when it comes to asserting their right of free speech spending money over our elections, yet they don’t want to pay taxes like you and me?

Maybe I’ll add “And Rep. Denny Rehberg is OK with this” on there, too.

by problembear

this jackwad* is now on the super congress committee that is composed of 6 democrats and 6 republicans which is gonna decide how much more we should sacrifice so that the wealthiest people in this country can get even richer.

(make that 7 republicans vs 5 democrats now.)*


remember max was the one who handed over health care reform to be written by the health insurance weasels. that is why is is so much better now. and cheaper. don’t forget cheaper.

by the way- for those who missed it or forgot. cue the video to 1:40 and listen to this guy laugh at the little people if you want to get real insight into max baucus’s feelings about us.  he says that “WE NEED MORE POLICE.” and then laughs his ass off. but he isn’t too bright see….. somebody tells him that cameras are rolling. then watch him act all concerned about what the people have to say in the hearing. what a piece of work montana has for our senior senator. mansfield and metcalf would’ve had the sergeant at arms pull max out of his chair by his big ears if he had acted like that toward concerned citizens at one of their hearings.

by problembear

tomorrow night (Wed Aug. 10 ) at Montana Children’s Theatre from 3:45 to 4:45

ONLY ONE HOUR!!!!!!!!!!!

(jeez jon- seems like more than one hour could be spent on women’s issues?) oh well. i mean, how much time does your staff give to big bank lobbyists one on one in your office in washington dc? these are your constituents jon. we voted for you. this sounds like a drive by.

maybe if we all tweet our questions at once at exactly 3:46 there will be time to answer them?? just a suggestion.

by the way – this shindig is being put on by Montana Women Vote. i would link to their website but it really has old information on it and nothing about this.(their website could use some work- just sayin’)  i know i am a problem. my s.o. tells me all the time.



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