These facts are stunning. Highly profitable businesses that paid little or no taxes gave money to the Clinton Foundation and actively lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
This is the establishment at work. This is how it is rigged against the American public, which is made up of hard-working people who do not make millions or billions in profit and who are not in a position to influence Hillary Clinton.
But many of these struggling Americans are being fooled into voting for Clinton? They think Hillary is focused on helping the poor and the disenfranchised.
The following are some of the companies with huge profits and shockingly low tax obligations that have both donated to the Clinton Foundation and actively lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
“Despite registering millions in profit,” reported the Huffington Post. “[Boeing] paid negative aggregate federal tax rates between 2008 and 2012.”
Boeing gave between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Verizon recorded incredible profits between 2008 and 2012, and yet, it also paid negative aggregate federal tax rates during that time.
Verizon gave between $118,000 and $300,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to Vox.
General Motors paid no taxes in 2015 despite having a pre-tax profit, as detailed by USA Today.
General Motors gave between $50K and $100K to the Clinton Foundation.
Boeing, Verizon, and General Motors are among the 181 companies that lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton was the Secretary.
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— Michael Allen Martin (@michaelallenmar) May 26, 2016
The Clinton Foundation and other family charities have collected donations from companies Hillary Cl https://t.co/LeyeOviAOL
— ThomReece (@ThomReece) May 24, 2016
One of the best ways to help the majority of Americans, who do not have wealth or power, is to stop allowing the extremely rich to escape the rules that the masses are having to follow, such as paying taxes.
But Hillary Clinton seems to be the least likely to solve this problem.
Why do some of these companies that make so much more money than average Americans pay taxes at a smaller rate than people who work full time and are struggling to get by?
Because many wealthy businesses lobby and buy their way out of burdens that most Americans have to bear. Paying taxes is one of those burdens.
The method they use to lobby and buy their way out of burdens is to influence politicians by donating money and sending professional people to convince those politicians to support legislation that helps them.
This suggests that companies gave to the Clinton Foundation and then asked the department headed by Hillary Clinton to do something for them.
Why wouldn’t these companies do the same if Hillary Clinton became the president?
The “corrupt political establishment” that longtime U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is working to dismantle is largely made up of two groups: (1) highly profitable companies that do things that are harmful to the American public, like escape taxes, and (2) the politicians who pass laws to allow these companies to do things like escape taxes.
One of the most prominent members of the establishment is presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
NEW tonight: Bernie's reminding us all that his battle vs Hillary is just one front of his war vs the establishment https://t.co/Gl2m7qzpVa
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) May 23, 2016
This election is not like those in the past, where all of the candidates were from the same pool of establishment politicians.
This election offers Americans a chance to vote for Bernie Sanders — an experienced political person whose mission is to dismantle the establishment system that has made it legal and common for billionaire companies to donate and lobby their way to paying fewer taxes than an average American.
— #FeelTheBern (@pottymouth43) May 16, 2016
Rich companies and Hillary Clinton have wealth and power. But Americans have their votes and their voices.
And in this election, they have in Bernie Sanders a candidate worthy of their ballots and their vocal support.
Bernie Sanders’ slogan, “A Future To Believe In,” so profoundly nails what Americans need — to get out from under the oppressive weight of the present-day rigged economy personified by Hillary Clinton.
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