WE individual tapayers have to make up for this. WE are paying taxes for companies earning billions and which are paying their top executives multi millions of dollars. How much do YOU earn a year? Feel good?
Leaked documents recently revealed that hundreds of international companies have avoided paying billions of dollars in taxes by establishing secret tax havens in the small European country of Luxembourg. Among the tax dodgers is FedEx, a company with a reprehensible track record of avoiding taxation while profiting off of government subsidies.
According to Americans for Tax Fairness, between 2010 and 2013, FedEx made $6 billion but paid absolutely no corporate income taxes. Meanwhile, FedEx received lucrative government contracts that could have gone to the ailing United States Postal Service.
Records show that these three federal agencies are responsible for awarding the most taxpayer-funded contracts to tax-dodging FedEx: the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Justice, and the General Services Administration.
FedEx may not pay it’s fair share to the IRS, but the company is more than happy to funnel money into the pockets of politicians. In just two years, FedEx spent $50 million lobbying Congress to keep taxes low and to prevent its employees from unionizing.
Taxpayer money shouldn’t go to a company that exploits workers and doesn’t pay its fair share, especially when government contracts could support USPS, an important public institution that offers employees good wages and benefits.
Join us in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Justice, and the General Services Administration to stop spending taxpayer dollars on contracts with FedEx!
PETITION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, and the GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION: Promise to do business with USPS, not FedEx.
Click here to sign -- it just takes a second.
The folks at Rootstrikers.org
P.S. If the other links aren't working for you, please go here to sign: http://vk.rootstrikers.org/petitions/198?n=2673076._ukWdS
Where is a gang of white cops when you need them to take down companies for billions of dollars of tax evasion?
Oh, this just in… we live in a nation of laws, so the gangs of white cops are needed to kill fat black men, who evade paying tax on the sale of individual cigarettes.