In the Tuesday Wall Street Journal, Professor Alan Blinder wrote of his puzzlement at the very slow growth of productivity in the last three years. There is really no mystery. The rate of growth of investment in...
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Oil Companies Getting A "Free Ride"?
CNSNews.com reports House lawmakers will attempt to add language to the U.S. Tax Code that will "roll back some tax loopholes and subsidies for oil companies.”
"While the oil companies experience record profits, the federal government has been giving them a free ride," Jeff Rickert, vice president of the Apollo Alliance, charged during a news conference Tuesday.
In the most recent flap over “excessive” profits, ExxonMobil reported paying over $26 Billion in federal, state, and local taxes in the third quarter alone – roughly two and a half times what they made in net profits.
Income taxes: $7.68 billion
Excise taxes: $7.76 billion
All other taxes: $10.79 billion
Total taxes remitted/paid: $26.24 billion
That has to be the most expensive “free ride” in history.
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