For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99%?

How Corporations Pay More for Lobbyists Than in Taxes

This report builds on a recent report on corporate tax dodging by Citizens for Tax Justice by examining lobbying expenditure data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics. We also look at publicly available data on job creation, federal campaign contributions, and executive compensation, to understand how these corporations have been spending their cash. Full Story »

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Dec. 17, 2011

Despite making combined profits totally $164 billion in that three-year period, the 30 companies combined received tax rebates totaling nearly $11 billion. More »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Dec. 16, 2011

The thirty big corporations analyzed in this report paid more to lobby federal policymakers than they paid in federal income taxes for the three years between 2008 and 2010, ... More »

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Patrick McGuire
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by Patrick McGuire - Dec. 17, 2011

My next concern is what can be done about this. It seems similar reports keep cropping up but it does not change the whole picture.

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