Outrageous Facts about
|1. U.S. companies in total pay a smaller percentage of taxes than the lowest-income 20% of Americans.|
Corporations paid a total tax
|2. The tech industry was built upon publically-funded research. Yet, the top 8 tech industry companies paid a combined 10.6% taxes in 2011.|
government used public funds for
of the basic technology and communications
research through the mid-1980s
Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Apple,
Oracle and Cisco were built upon these government and military
|3. The sales tax on a $1,000,000,000,000,000,000 financial sale is ZERO!|
annual derivatives trades were
is the entire world economy. But it's not real
money. Most is high-volume split-second
computer trading, the kind that almost
crashed our economy.
4. Many Americans get just a penny on the dollar.
For every $1.00 of NON-HOME wealth owned by white families, people of color have only 1¢
earned in 1980, they added
For every $1.00 of financial securities in the U.S., the bottom 90% of Americans have 1.5¢ worth.
From 2008-2010, for every $1.00 of profits made by Boeing, DuPont, Wells Fargo, Verizon, General Electric, and Dow Chemicals, the American public got 1¢ in taxes.
|5. Society allows one man or family to own enough money to feed EVERY hungry person on earth.|
don't' have enough food. About
per year is
needed to eradicate world hunger.
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