Posts Tagged ‘Exxon Mobil’

UnAmerican Activities: “RePatriation 101”

Corporations want a tax break to repatriate foreign profits—again!

Republicans, global corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, and Republican lawmakers are claiming that a tax rate of 5% for corporations to repatriate their foreign profits will create jobs, stimulate capital investment, and grow the economy.

We’ve heard that song before—the same pathetic rhetoric—in 2004. But the corporations did not use the billions they repatriated from the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, to create jobs or grow the economy.

In fact, the biggest recipients—some of the biggest multi-national corporations in the world—laid-off thousands of employees after receiving this gift from the government.

Why on earth would we consider it again?

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“Oil: Mucking Up the Recovery”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Monday, February 21. You can read it on HuffPost by clicking on the link to the article.

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Our dependence on oil leaves us vulnerable to the disruptions in the middle-east!

As Egypt erupted in demonstrations against oppression, unemployment, and wealth disparity, virtually shutting down their economy, oil prices began to rise—speculation that the middle-east could explode into chaos disrupting the flow of oil.

NYMEX passed $90 a barrel and Brent Crude crossed the $100 mark.

As the turmoil grew all eyes were on the Suez Canal, concerned about what closure would do to the transport and cost of oil. The long trips around the Cape of No Hope would be costly moving the price of oil and gasoline to untenable heights.

Speculators were poised to take advantage of the chaos hoping to line their greedy pockets with green.

Where should the price of a barrel of oil and a gallon of gas be?

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