Corporate Criminal Robber Barons!


Time to Upset the Moneychangers Tables Again!

Today is Good Friday in the Christian calendar, the day Jesus was executed by the Roman empire for the crime of sedition (stirring up the people and upsetting moneychangers tables) in Roman occupied Palestine.  It is a good day to show we are not deterred by the U.S. empire’s endless wars and occupations on behalf of modern day moneychangers — criminal corporate robber barons.  Like many other places around the world, it is time to be stirred into non-violent action for justice and peace where we live.  Below is a list of the top ten moneychangers whose tables need upsetting today.

1.   Exxon Mobil’s 2009 profits totaled $19 BILLION yet according to its SEC filings, the company received $156 million rebate from the IRS.  IT DIDN’T PAY ANY FEDERAL TAX.
2.   Bank of America made $4.4 BILLION in profits last year.  This after it received a $1 Trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Dept. and a $1.9 Billion tax refund from the IRS.
3.   General Electric made $26 BILLION in profits in the U.S. over the past 5 years.  It also received a $4.1 billion tax refund from the IRS.  GE cut 1/5 of its U.S. jobs and is boosting jobs overseas where tax rates are lower.
4.   Chevron’s IRS refund last year totaled $19 million, but its 2009 profits were $10 BILLION.
5.   Boeing received a $30 BILLION contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers.  It also received a $124 million refund from the IRS.
6.   Velero Energy made $68 billion in sales and received a $157 million tax refund from the IRS.
7.   Goldman Sachs paid 1.1% of its 2008 income in taxes.  Yet it made a profit of $2.8 BILLION and received an $800 billion bailout from the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Dept.
8.   Citigroup profits last year totaled more than $4 BILLION but it paid zero dollars in federal income tax and received a $2.5 TRILLION bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.
9.   Conoco Phillips profits from 2007 through 2009 totaled $16 BILLION but it was still awarded $451 million in tax breaks.
10. Carnival Cruise Lines profits over the past five years totaled more than $11 BILLION.  It paid 1.1% in Federal Income Tax.

The above list is an edited version of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Corporate Freeloaders
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Stop All the Wars!  End All Occupations!

Fund Human Needs!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email

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