The U.S. federal corporate income tax rate of oil giant Exxon Mobil in 2009 was effectively zero. And its profits were far from low. In 2008, it was the world’s most profitable company; in 2009, it made $19 billion in profits.
What will it take to wake up the United States to a system that is collapsing? Republicans want to cut every single program that either helps the environment or society and give that money to those that already have enough. Will concentrating more money in the hands of fewer build a stronger, wiser, smarter, more balanced society and economy? I doubt it. Wake up.