Between 2006 and 2010, GE earned $26.3 billion in profits and paid no U.S. taxes, yet received $4.2 billion in tax refunds.
Most of us pay more in taxes than many U.S. corporations, and corporate tax avoidance has increased dramatically in the last 50 years.
It's time to reform our tax system -- to quit rewarding obscene wealth, Wall Street gambling, and corporate polluters.
Cutting military spending would make us leaner and meaner; stronger, not weaker.
We're chumps unless we force Congress to stop tax haven abuse.
The House has passed a devastating budget plan that would destroy bedrock safeguards that have protected our health and environment for decades.
Congress is about to slaughter social spending but leave a lot of sacred cows alone.
Great lumps of cash and property will now pass tax-free from expired rich geezers, who may or may not have earned them, to their kids--who surely didn't.
The protests in Egypt will produce a democracy, not a theocracy.
Some of this revenue should be used for long overdue investments in education, health care, and energy retrofits.