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View Diary: Bernie Sanders: "Guess Which 10 Companies Aren't Paying Their Share" (147 comments)

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  •  P Bill - the problem is the combining of different (1+ / 0-)
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    Measures.  For some of the companies listed, we got a true tax rate (e.g. 1% of net income)  But for others we got references to "refunds" and "tax breaks"..  These measure different things.  For example, what if you prepaid your taxes to the tune of 1 billion dollars - but then got a "refund" of 124 million.  In that case, you paid 876 million in taxes.  I think Bernie's numbers would have been a lot better if he just talked about the size of the profit/net income, and the actual tax rate the company ended up paying.  Like he did with Carnival Lines.

    And please don't just raise the "shill" line .... numbers are better when they reference the same thing.

    The Elephant. The Rider. The Path. Figure those out and change will come.

    by Denver11 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 05:40:22 PM PDT

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