Etc. If you notice, he called them freeloaders without any talk about any violation of laws in doing what they did. He accuses them of being greedy, not lawbreakers. It sure sounds to me that he expects others to be more charitable, regardless of laws on taxation.Here are the top ten corporate freeloaders in America today:
1) Exxon Mobil. In 2009, Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits. Not only did Exxon avoid paying any federal income taxes that year, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.
2) Bank of America. Last year, Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS, even though it made $4.4 billion in profits and just a couple of years ago received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.
3) General Electric. Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.
Full text of Bernie Sanders' Senate speech: A litany of greed
Are you seriously implying that laws that regulate organizations are irrelevant or at some lower(???) status than laws that regulate people?
Translation: Penalize those that work hard, give handouts to those that don't. We have seen Robin Hood economics in countries like Sweden...
If federal food policy were really about the children, the East Wing would be embracing change. But this is not about protecting the kids. It's about protecting Michelle Obama, the nation's school lunch lady. Her thin-skinned response to criticism is telling: Hell hath no fury like a Nanny State control freak scorned.
What a piece of garbage article. Pointing out that loopholes are bad while utilizing those loopholes does not make a person a hypocrite. If you don't like something fix it. Bernie doesn't like a lot of the loopholes so he plans on fixing them. But to cap it off, Bernie's tax deductions are not even all that exotic.
What Sander's has stated in speeches is not much different that Pelosi or Hilary have stated. I have stated in other threads if they really believe the "rich" should pay more, then there is nothing stopping them from writing a check to the US Treasury and pay what they believe is a fair share. Of course they won't. They use the tax code to their benefit.
Unless an IRS audit shows they messed up in the filings, they have done nothing wrong.