Monday, April 25, 2011

Town Hall Attendees Get PO'd Over GE's Lack of Taxes

Representative Chris Gibson (R-NY) got tripped up in a town hall meeting by corporate America's refusal to contribute to society.

Last week he tried to illustrate the evils of illegal immigration by stating American's pay more in taxes because immigrants are collecting services but not paying taxes.  Forgetting the fact that this is blatantly untrue (ThinkProgress notes that immigrants pay $80,000 more per capita than they use in services), the audience got riled up and one person yelled "You mean like GE?"

To be fair to Gibson, he read the writing on the wall and agreed that big corporations need to pay taxes.

Click on the link below to see the numbers on how much undocumented workers pay in taxes.


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