Statements about Corporations
"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. "
"The (Wisconsin) governor has proposed tax giveaways to corporations."
The United States is "the only developed country in the world that has not cut its corporate tax rate."
"Today, American companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets."
The United States has "one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world."
"Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known ... corporate profits are up."
"CEOs now earn 431 times what their workers earn."
"Last year, ExxonMobil made $19 billion in profit. Guess what. They paid zero in taxes. They got a $156 million refund from the IRS."
Electric utility FirstEnergy's annual revenues are greater "than the GDP of Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Iceland, or 15 African nations."
Just like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "the AFL-CIO receives dues from foreign entities associated with it."
"Groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections."
The Bush administration had been "giving (auto companies) billions of dollars and just asking nothing in return."
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