Your 2 Cents' Worth: Sunday, Aug. 25,...

Your 2 Cents' Worth: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

There are 1 comment on the The Des Moines Register story from Aug 25, 2013, titled Your 2 Cents' Worth: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. In it, The Des Moines Register reports that:

<![CDATA[After reading all of the comments here about welfare recipients, it's pretty clear there are a lot of judgmental Neanderthals in Iowa. -- Telling it like it is Does anyone except me cringe when the word "veggies" is used for "vegetables?" Aspiring writers take note: Don't try to be cute or coy; the word is "vegetable," not "veggie." -- Now eat your broccoli What's the deal with all the empty farm fields? Are us broke taxpayers footing that bill? -- Broke at 50102 The Clive police chief says that the statistics on the unsafe red-light cameras are a small sample size. Isn't it the same sample size statistics that they sold us these scams on in the first place? -- The truth is out now I would like to thank the very nice gentleman who helped me Aug. 19 when I had a flat tire on Interstate Highway 35 south of the road construction. He changed my flat tire and calmed me down. I wish I would have gotten his name, but I was so panicked I forgot. Thank you for being such a good person! -- West Des Moines, IA Where are the jobs? In 2009, Exxon paid no taxes on $19 billion in profits, even getting $156 million back from the IRS. Chevron? No taxes on $10 billion in profits and it got $19 million back. ConocoPhillips and Valero did likewise. With essentially a negative corporate tax rate, where are the jobs? -- Trickle down doesn't work

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“Allentown the all AmericanCity”

Since: Sep 07

Allentown, PA

#1 Sep 18, 2013
n 2011 the three oil giants paid more income tax than any other American corporation. ExxonMobil paid $27.3 billion in income tax, Chevron paid $17 billion, and ConocoPhillips paid $10.6 billion.

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