In honor of tax day and having to pay through our teeth, like so many of us in the dwindling middle class, I thought you should be fully informed on who’s getting a free ride on our backs.
It’s no surprise that the list is largely populated by the very companies we can thank for the economic crisis, the mortgage crisis, and for gauging us with increasingly high gas prices.
If these record profits, along with the generous IRS returns, were translated into jobs, there wouldn’t be an unemployment crisis. And, yes I know some readers will whine that the so-called energy companies in the list are hamstrung by environmental restrictions, and if they could only start drilling here there and everywhere in the US and off shore for oil, it would provide jobs AND reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Except for the preponderance of outsourcing and the export of most of our domestic oil, that might be a reasonable argument. And if they paid their fair share in taxes, we wouldn’t have a debt crisis either.
Carnival Cruise Lines is a bit of a surprise since they haven’t been in the news for brazen criminality like so many of the others, but I’d be willing to bet that their employment roster is largely foreigners.
No, these companies will make no investment in America or in the American people. Shame on them.
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