Sources: Univ. of Chicago, EPIC
quote: Now, I don't put it past the government to play Shell games (HA! I made a funny!) but it seems rather stupid to directly subsidize an industry, and then reclaim those subsidies via taxes on the companies and the tax payers.
quote: Exxon-Mobile paid $1.45 in US taxes (Federal, state and local) for every $1 they earned in the US between 2006 and 2010.