Thursday, April 06, 2006

Who Pays Less in Taxes Than the Average Illegal Alien?

The following companies paid zero taxes in at least one of the years 2001-2003:

Pitney Bowes
Reebok
AT&T
Prudential
NCR
Unisys
ITT
Pepco
Consolidated Edison
Toys R Us
Verizon
John Hancock
Wachovia
Marriott International
Metlife
Sara Lee
3M
JPMorgan Chase
Boeing
Wesco International
Lexmark
Allstate
General Electric
Pfizer
Lehman Brothers
Dillard's
Brunswick
Ingram Micro
SBC Communications
Sysco
Time Warner
American Express

Source: AFL-CIO

5 comments:

Paul Israelson said...

Using Corporations as your political whipping boys...

If you are inferring these corporations illegally evaded paying their taxes, then you are making an irresponsible assumption of guilt & should provide some evidence to the IRS.

If you are inferring that these corporations legally avoided paying taxes, then your beef is with the Tax Code, not some unfair Immigration laws.

A law abiding corporation has done nothing illegal by paying less in taxes than an illegal alien who is, by definition, living in the US illegally.

Also, these corporations may not have paid any taxes, but their shareholders did. The IRS eventually gets its share, one way or another.

Michael Markowitz said...

I inferred nothing. Nor did I imply anything.

Paul Israelson said...

Okay.

It must've been my paranoia acting up again...

christine said...

if you weren't inferring or implying anything, then what exactly was the point of the entry? random trivia? i doubt it.

Michael Markowitz said...

First of all, read what Paul said. He went off on me using corporations as whipping boys and illegal evasion...

I merely saw people (Republicans) on TV referring to illegal aliens as "these people not paying their fair share" which is, statistically, untrue. Illegal aliens pay billions in taxes annually (while probably not drawing services from the system at the same level that you and I do).

This list was merely a way to use irony to illustrate that aliens do pay taxes. That we do not use "not paying taxes" as a yardstick for deportation.

Paul chose to miss my point by attacking the arrow instead of the target. I was not trying to make a point about corporate tax loopholes. I might as well fight gravity.