Bernie and Hillary didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye on a lot of things. Corporate donors, for instance.
He didn’t like the fact that many of them were enormously profitable, but still had individual years in which they payed ZERO income tax.
It’s something the Pro-Hillary crowd, are calling ‘unpatriotic’, and are even implying dishonesty… for paying what he owed in taxes, and nothing more.
Will she publicly denounce her major donors with the same language?
Hillary’s real cozy with some BIG corporate fatcats. Some of them are also *OBVIOUSLY* ‘unpatriotic’.
Who are they?
GE — According to data from the nonpartisan group Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ), GE posted $33.9 billion in U.S. profits, yet somehow got $2.9 billion in refunds in that same time period. According to the book Clinton Cash, then-Secretary of State Clinton lobbied the Algerian government for a GE power plant contract. After Algeria awarded the contract to GE, Jeffrey Immelt — CEO of GE — gave a donation to the Clinton Foundation. Sanders also pointed out that while Immelt sat on the board of the New York Federal Reserve, the Fed gave GE $16 billion in financial assistance.
[Nope. Nothing suspicious there.]
Boeing — one of the nation’s biggest corporate tax dodgers, making over $20 billion in profits between 2008 and 2012 and paying an overall income tax rate of negative one percent during those years. Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer noted that after Secretary Clinton successfully lobbied the Russian government to enter into a $3.7 billion contract to buy Boeing’s aircraft, the aerospace company gave the Clinton Foundation a hefty donation of $900,000.
Verizon $30 billion in profits and paid a tax rate of -1.8 percent
Bank Of America …got a whopping $1.9 billion refund from the IRS despite making $4.4 billion in profit.
Citigroup the largest recipient of federal bailout money, getting an astonishing $2.5 trillion after the financial crisis even though they played a major role in the financial meltdown. Citi also paid $0 in federal income taxes in 2010 despite making profits in excess of $4 billion. Had the bank been unable to utilize offshore tax havens, it would have paid $11.5 billion in federal taxes in 2012.
According to campaign finance database OpenSecrets.org, Citigroup is Hillary Clinton’s top donor, having given over $824,000 in campaign contributions throughout her political career.
(full details found at 100% Fed Up)