Liberal, Irreverent

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bernie Sanders: You pay more taxes than

Exxon Mobil, Bank of America, GE and other giant corporations paid no

U.S. taxes despite billions in profits. In fact, they pocketed big IRS

refunds. As congressional leaders and the White House haggled over

how many billions of dollars to cut spending on programs for working

families, Bernie tried to broaden the debate. He compiled a top-10

list of tax dodging corporations. It's a scandal, Bernie told

colleagues today. "We have a deficit problem. It has to be addressed,

but it cannot be addressed on the backs of the sick, the elderly, the

poor, young people, and the most vulnerable in this country. The

wealthiest people and the largest corporations in this country have

got to contribute."

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