Corporate Profits Skyrocket While Corporate Taxes Plummet

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Corporate profits are currently at an all-time high (while worker wages as a percentage of the economy have plummeted to record lows). But despite those sky-high profits, corporate income tax revenue is projected to be just 1.5 percent of GDP this year, below the recent average and far below the amount raised by the tax just a few decades ago.

As the Century Foundation noted in this chart, the corporate income tax, as a share of total government revenue, used to track reasonably well with corporate profits. But in the last decade, the two have become decoupled:

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/10/1...

As the Century Foundation’s Benjamin Landy explained,“In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for about one third of of all federal tax revenue. But, over the years, U.S. multinationals have devised increasingly complex tax avoidance schemes, far beyond the ability of the IRS to credibly monitor or enforce. Although the corporate tax rate was also lowered significantly in 1986, tax avoidance is one of primary reasons why corporate taxes supply less than 9 percent of federal revenues today.”

Between 2008 and 2011, dozens of multinational corporations paid no corporate income tax at all, despite making billions in profits. In 2011, the effective tax rate paid by American corporations fell to 12.1 percent, a forty-year low.
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Fact Track wrote:
Corporate profits are currently at an all-time high (while worker wages as a percentage of the economy have plummeted to record lows). But despite those sky-high profits, corporate income tax revenue is projected to be just 1.5 percent of GDP this year, below the recent average and far below the amount raised by the tax just a few decades ago.
As the Century Foundation noted in this chart, the corporate income tax, as a share of total government revenue, used to track reasonably well with corporate profits. But in the last decade, the two have become decoupled:
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/10/1...
As the Century Foundation’s Benjamin Landy explained,“In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for about one third of of all federal tax revenue. But, over the years, U.S. multinationals have devised increasingly complex tax avoidance schemes, far beyond the ability of the IRS to credibly monitor or enforce. Although the corporate tax rate was also lowered significantly in 1986, tax avoidance is one of primary reasons why corporate taxes supply less than 9 percent of federal revenues today.”
Between 2008 and 2011, dozens of multinational corporations paid no corporate income tax at all, despite making billions in profits. In 2011, the effective tax rate paid by American corporations fell to 12.1 percent, a forty-year low.
"Between 2008 and 2011"

Perhaps a change would be in order. Who was the Collectivist-in-Chief Occupying the White House, and who was the Das Commander of the Senate from 2008-2011.

Oh wait, they are not responsible....it was Bushie, and Woodrow Wilson,s fault, not the Victim Demokrats.
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And who are the biggest offenders? APPLE, MICROSOFT, Google, and GE. All Big OBAMA donors. What a surprise!
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GE is run by a rethuglican't and the rest are BS, but that's what you post...
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Amused Slew wrote:
GE is run by a rethuglican't and the rest are BS, but that's what you post...
The "rethuglican't"[sic] that Obama appointed to the "President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board"?
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Fact Track wrote:
Corporate profits are currently at an all-time high (while worker wages as a percentage of the economy have plummeted to record lows). But despite those sky-high profits, corporate income tax revenue is projected to be just 1.5 percent of GDP this year, below the recent average and far below the amount raised by the tax just a few decades ago.
As the Century Foundation noted in this chart, the corporate income tax, as a share of total government revenue, used to track reasonably well with corporate profits. But in the last decade, the two have become decoupled:
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/10/1...
As the Century Foundation’s Benjamin Landy explained,“In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for about one third of of all federal tax revenue. But, over the years, U.S. multinationals have devised increasingly complex tax avoidance schemes, far beyond the ability of the IRS to credibly monitor or enforce. Although the corporate tax rate was also lowered significantly in 1986, tax avoidance is one of primary reasons why corporate taxes supply less than 9 percent of federal revenues today.”
Between 2008 and 2011, dozens of multinational corporations paid no corporate income tax at all, despite making billions in profits. In 2011, the effective tax rate paid by American corporations fell to 12.1 percent, a forty-year low.
2008 - 2011. That is the Obama regime. So, corp profits skyrocketing and corp taxes plummeting are part of the Obama plan. He has demonstrated that crony capitalism is how he prefers to pay back his supporters in the business world.

This is President Obama's fault. The litle guys get screwed and Obama's favorite big companies make record profits.
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jerry wrote:
<quoted text>The "rethuglican't"[sic] that Obama appointed to the "President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board"?
Well Slug just doesn't get it! He always ignores the real facts!
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"real facts", as in what lines up with the lefts talking points?
Nothing new here!
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The Wepublicans need to get busier in the Legislature getting the data together for the Impeachment of the Chicago Mobs Employee!

His crimes in Libya are not the only basis for Impeachment of the most Incompetent Occupier of the White House in American History!
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This opinion, brought to you by DELICIOUS PhillipKs VodKa and not necessarily supported by sanity... LMAOROTFU~!
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No facts and another useless post by Slug
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FACTS ??? How would you know "TP on my shoe" ! LMAOROTFU~!
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FACTS ??? How would you know "TP on my shoe" ! LMAOROTFU~!
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More load on the backs the middle class, courtesy of the Repubicans.

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This is why we don;t get thing accomplished. The first poster presented an issue, agree or not. Then you get a bunch of TeaParty crap.
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This is why we don;t get thing accomplished. The first poster presented an issue, agree or not. Then you get a bunch of TeaParty crap.
Learn to spell and punctuate, moron.
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The tea party is out. Even the Republicans are booting the tea partiers now.
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WDRussell wrote:
This is why we don;t get thing accomplished. The first poster presented an issue, agree or not. Then you get a bunch of TeaParty crap.
I have already proven that you are a Slew Jumbo persona.
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You prove something ?? Hardly.... har har .... So, did you make money on my tip or are you a moron (X)~!
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The tea party is out. Even the Republicans are booting the tea partiers now.
Go to the Light!

Gawd the pain in your head must be unbearable!

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