30 Companies Paid Lobbyists More Than the IRS
Posted on Dec 18, 2011
An analysis by Public Campaign reveals that between 2008 and 2010, 30 of America’s most profitable companies, including Verizon, Wells Fargo, FedEx, GE and Mattel, spent more money buying influence in Washington than they did paying taxes.
The raw data comes from Citizens for Tax Justice and the Center for Responsive Politics. —PZS