A government of laws, some I agree with & some I don't. But trust the word of Insurence companies, Hell No!!!
I don't, for example agree with the courts ruling on Citizens United, as it allows for the very wealthy to buy the government. It's my personal opinion that all outside money should be kept out of politics, ALL including personal, union, PAC', Corporations With elections financed by Tax check-off. Barring that all political donations should go in one kitty & be evenly divided amoung the candidates.
I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. Bob Dylan
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I see you found the only source on the internets that says Exxon's tax rate was over 20% in the last two years. How do they get such a big number? They take Exxon's reports at face value. Any problem with that? Uh, yeah, Exxon includes every conceivable tax in their report, including taxes they don't pay, like payroll taxes and sales taxes.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams
Looks like it was a bad day for whackos. Step ahead for the sane people though, despite the contortions that Legislator-from-the-Bench-in-Chief Roberts had to go thorugh to wind up where he did.