Report's findings prompt rating upgrade
Some "20,000 Delphi salaried retirees lost up to 70 percent of their pensions" as a result of "political favoritism and backroom deals."
Retirees lost out, yes, but what political favoritism?
Average cost to keep dropping with each car sold
"Federal, state and local governments have subsidized the production of the Volt to the tune of estimates between $50,000 and $250,000 per vehicle sold."
Big bucks for corporate big shots
"The top 10 most well-paid CEOs in America received a combined $770 million in 2010, while the average American worker’s wage rose just 2 percent."
Many ways to slice the corporate tax apple
"We have the second highest corporate tax rate among our trading partners."
False before, False again
Says that in 2009 ExxonMobil "paid no federal income taxes, received a $156 million rebate."
New filings don't mean new hirings
"#Business formation is still on the rise in Ohio! So far in 2011 we’ve assisted w/ 44,443 new business filings."
No new jobs but no historic profits
General Electric "hasn't really created any jobs in this country, doesn't pay any taxes, and they're making historic profits."
They're not paying and they're not cheating, either
"There are corporations in this nation, some of the biggest corporations in this nation, who do not pay taxes."
And lots more countries, too
Electric utility FirstEnergy's annual revenues are greater "than the GDP of Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Iceland, or 15 African nations."
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