Statements about Corporations
Say the ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay in the U.S. is 475 to 1.
"We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. It’s 35 percent."
"Republicans fought to protect tax loopholes for corporations that send our jobs overseas."
President Barack Obama "has virtually no one in his cabinet with private-sector experience."
"The ratio of corporate profits to wages is now higher than at any time since just before the Great Depression."
Says that in 2009 ExxonMobil "paid no federal income taxes, received a $156 million rebate."
"#Business formation is still on the rise in Ohio! So far in 2011 we’ve assisted w/ 44,443 new business filings."
"One of the reasons that Budweiser stayed in New Jersey is the money they got from RGGI to put solar on their roof to save on their energy costs."
"If you look at our tax mix, the share of corporate revenues as a percentage of our overall revenue mix has declined by about half over the last 30 years."
"The tax on job creating businesses is 35 percent in the United States, second worst in the entire world."
"When I became president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, it was supposed to go bankrupt . . . We turned it around with common-sense business principles."
"Less than two years ago, we made a commitment to repay the U.S. . . .taxpayers in full, and today we made good on that promise."
"Two-thirds of Wisconsin corporations don't pay state income taxes."
"A vast majority of the production in the United States comes from small independent oil and gas companies."
General Electric "hasn't really created any jobs in this country, doesn't pay any taxes, and they're making historic profits."
"Over the past decade, the big five oil companies --- BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell -- made a total profit of nearly $1 trillion."
"Corporate taxes will soon be the highest in the industrialized world."
"There are corporations in this nation, some of the biggest corporations in this nation, who do not pay taxes."
Says Texas school districts are the fifth largest employers in the world.
Under Gov. Scott Walker’s proposals, "Money is being taken away from workers, and the tax breaks given to major corporations. "
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