4. Corporations stopped paying HALF OF THEIR TAXES after the recession.

Ten Numbers the Rich would like Fudged

Nation of Change



“After paying an average of 22.5% from 1987 to 2008, corporations have paid an annual rate of 10% since. This represents a sudden $250 billion annual loss in taxes.

U.S. corporations have shown a pattern of tax reluctance for more than 50 years, despite building their businesses with American research and infrastructure. They’ve passed the responsibility on to their workers. For every dollar of workers’ payroll tax paid in the 1950s, corporations paid three dollars. Now it’s 22 cents.”



Leave Social Security alone.  Social Security is not the problem.  If you are not aware of Ronnie’s blog, you may well find it interesting.  Time Goes By.


“Our commitment as Democrats is that we believe Social Security and Medicare are pillars of economic and health security for America’s seniors. They should not have cuts made to them in order to give tax cuts to the rich. Any adjustments we would make in them would be to make them stronger, as we did in the Affordable Care Act.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi



Both myself and my employers have contributed to Social Security since I was 16 years old.

If that money, along with hundred’s of thousands of similar payments had been invested: even just  a bit of it, think what a huge sum would be available.  I’m tired of being accused of causing a money problem.  Casting MY money as revenue rather than investment source was not my decision.