Here’s one detail for you:
Last year, Exxon made $19 BILLION in profits, paid $ 0 $ (that’s ZERO $$!) in taxes, AND got $156 Billion, 1-5-6 BILLION dollars in REFUND from the IRS!
Then there are these kinds of absurd tax breaks under the Bush tax credits – if extended, Per Year:
$1.3 million dollars tax break for Rupert Murdoch;
$1.3 million dollars tax break for CEO of JP Morgan Chase J. Diamond;
$785 thousand tax break CEO of Citigroup V. Pandit;
$713 thousand tax break for Former CEO of Bank of America Ken Lewis;
$813 thousand tax break for CEO of Wells Fargo John Stumpf;
$926 thousand tax break for J. Mack of Morgan Stanley;
and so on…
Versus, $250 measly dollars proposed one time for Seniors and Vets, DENIED by Republicans!
People who make a living on capital gains will pay less tax than firemen, teachers, police officers!
From 1980-2005, 80% of all income in this country went to the top 1% – the richest 1%!
Did you know that many CEOs are making 300, that’s 300 times more than their workers!
– that’s $250 a week for you, and $75,000 a week for them –
NOBODY SHOULD MAKE $75,000 A WEEK! NOBODY!
Tell me one thing that someone on this planet does that is worth that kind of money!!!!!
Meanwhile, the corporations – who are now people and can buy congress, in secret – own almost everything;
4 – that’s 4 – companies – Bank of America, JP Morgan, Chase, and CitiGroup, (maybe also Wells Fargo?) own 1/2 of ALL mortgages, and 2/3 of ALL credit cards – and, while they got bailed out at interest rates like 1.1%, most people now pay minimum 20% interest, some up to 79%!!!!
And did you know that 3 out of 4 of these institutions – that were “too big to fail”, so we HAD TO bail them out – are now BIGGER THAN BEFORE THE BAIL OUT!!??!!:
Wells Fargo: 43% Bigger;
JP MorganChase: 51% Bigger;
Bank of America: 138% BIGGER!
using billions from the FED to buy out other corporations!
And these institutions now own over half of the assests of the GDP of America!!!!
ARE YOU PISSED OFF YET????
Did you further know that while we “bailed out” all the banking institutions here, we also bailed out the state owned Bank of Bavaria for $2.2 billion, and the Arab Banking Corporation in Bahrain for $23 billion, with interest rates of 1/4 of 1%? And we bailed out Toyota and Mitsubishi to the tune of $5 billion; AND extended $350 billion to the Bank of Japan! AND: $40 billion to the Bank of South Korea?!?!
How are you doing this Holiday Season?
watch this 13 mins:
Better yet, watch/listen to Bernie’s entire filibuster on cspan:
Even if you just leave it on in the background you’ll get the facts in between your ears, and you’ll be well armed! AND SO ANGRY!
We ALL need to STAND UP!!!! Or We most Certainly will DROWN!
We cannot allow this unbridled greed, immorality, unfairness and exploitation to continue! We can’t allow these corporations, the manipulative people behind their banners, and the heartless heedless isolated rich to sell our country out and bring us to ruination! All of our futures are at stake, as is the idea of whatever dream has ever been possible here –
And Bernie is in his 70s! Who’ll tell it when he’s gone???
!LET’S FIGHT! Call, Write, Make NOISE!