April 20, 2006

I don't mind paying my fair share...how about the corporations doing the same?

ShortBus posts this diary over at DailyKos:

Corporate taxes as % of fed revenue: 1950: 27.5%, 2003: 7.4%

From the post:

  • Corporate revenues represented only 7.4 percent of all federal tax receipts in 2003. With the exception of 1983, this represents the lowest level on record (these data go back to 1934).
  • As a result of these low levels, corporate revenues in 2003 represented only 1.2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (the basic measure of the size of the economy), the lowest level since 1983, the year in which corporate receipts plummeted to levels last seen in the 1930s.
  • Corporate income tax revenues are lower in the United States than in most European countries. According to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, total federal and state corporate income tax revenues in the United States in 2000, measured as a share of the economy, were about one-quarter less than the average for other OECD member countries. Thirty-five years ago, the opposite was true -- corporations in the United States bore a heavier burden than their European counterparts.

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