Sunday, August 9, 2015

BERNIE'S HIT LIST

Using the Sara Palin "cross hairs" approach Bernie Sanders is taking aim at the super wealthy tax dodgers that continue to live high on the hog at the tax-payers expense.



This is welfare at it's worst and continues to drain this nations resources at the expense of the middle and lower classes who continue to carry the weight of the seemingly untouchable upper class.



Bernie's hit list consists of some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in America; primarily old white males who buy politicians who then write the laws that allow them to exploit the system and eat the hand that feeds them; the American taxpayer.  This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands more like these welfare kings who hide in the shadows and spend inordinate amount of money to stay below the radar and out of Bernie's cross hairs.





Remaining true to his promise to serve the people as a politician, Sanders responded to the lecture from the American CEO’s by releasing a report detailing how 18 of them have helped blow up the deficit and wreck the economy outsourcing jobs and evading US taxes.



The list of 18 CEO’s follows:



1) Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $1.9 billion tax refund.



Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? Over $1.3 trillion.



Amount of federal income taxes Bank of America would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.6 billion.


2) Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $278 million tax refund.



Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? $824 billion.



Amount of federal income taxes Goldman Sachs would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.7 billion


3) JP Morgan Chase CEO James Dimon



Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? $416 billion.



Amount of federal income taxes JP Morgan Chase would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $4.9 billion.


4) General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt  



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $3.3 billion tax refund.



Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve? $16 billion.



Jobs Shipped Overseas? At least 25,000 since 2001.


5) Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $705 million tax refund.



American Jobs Cut in 2010? In 2010, Verizon announced 13,000 job cuts, the third highest corporate layoff total that year.


6) Boeing CEO James McNerney, Jr.



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? None. $124 million tax refund.



American Jobs Shipped overseas? Over 57,000.



Amount of Corporate Welfare? At least $58 billion.


7) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer



Amount of federal income taxes Microsoft would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $19.4 billion.


8) Honeywell International CEO David Cote



Amount of federal income taxes paid from 2008-2010? Zero. $34 million tax refund.


9) Corning CEO Wendell Weeks



Amount of federal income taxes paid from 2008-2010? Zero. $4 million tax refund.


10) Time Warner CEO Glenn Britt



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $74 million tax refund.


11). Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2009? Zero. $55 million tax refund.


12) Deere & Company CEO Samuel Allen



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2009? Zero. $1 million tax refund.


13) Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Brian Duperreault



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $90 million refund.


14) Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs



Amount of federal income taxes Qualcomm would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $4.7 billion.


15) Tenneco CEO Gregg Sherill



Amount of federal income taxes Tenneco would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $269 million.


16) Express Scripts CEO George Paz



Amount of federal income taxes Express Scripts would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $20 million.


17) Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman



Amount of federal income taxes Caesars Entertainment would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $9 million.


18). R.R. Donnelly & Sons CEO Thomas Quinlan III



Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $49 million tax refund.





As PoliticusUSA discloses, eighteen of the 80 CEOs who signed the call for deficit action are actually some of the biggest outsourcers and tax cheats in America. Not only did they crash the economy in 2008, they followed that incident by taking billions in taxpayer bailout dollars.



Then, they outsourced jobs and evaded taxes. It’s pretty unbelievable, then, that they are now calling for action on a deficit that they helped create over the past four years.



Thankfully, Senator Sanders is not standing for the corruption and has done a great deed by bringing the disgraceful actions of these CEOs to attention.