I have this over at AlterNet: 5 Companies Ripping Off America and the Simple Tax Change That Could Make Them Pay Up,
Believe it or not, all four of the statements below are currently being made in Congress and in the hallowed halls of elite opinion:
- “We’re broke” and we have to cut the budget. – House Speaker John Boehner.
- America just can’t afford more government spending like hiring teachers or repairing bridges.
- We have to cut entitlements like Social Security and Medicare or the country will go bankrupt.
- Corporations and multinational giants don’t have to pay up to $700 billion in overdue taxes.
We’re broke. We have to cut back on all the things government does to make our lives better. Yet let’s let the giant corporations off the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars of taxes they already owe.
Read the rest at AlterNet.