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  • Tax season is upon us–and by us, I mean everyone who is not Amazon, Netflix, Chevron1, or pharmaceutical2 manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co., because they are among the 60 or so corporations that paid zero dollars in federal income taxes on the billions of dollars in profits they earned in 2018.


    That’s according to a new analysis, released today by the Washington-based think tank Institute on Taxation3 and Economic Policy (ITEP) and first reported by The Center for Public Integrity. After analyzing4 the 2018 financial filings of the country’s largest 560 publicly held companies, they found that companies like Amazon and Netflix were “able to zero out their federal income taxes on $79 billion in U.S. pretax income,” thanks to the tax overhaul5 bill pushed through Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump6.


    “Instead of paying $16.4 billion in taxes, as the new 21% corporate7 tax rate requires, these companies enjoyed a net corporate tax rebate8 of $4.3 billion, blowing a $20.7 billion hole in the federal budget last year,” ITEP reported.


    As former Senator Bob Dole9 (R-KS) once said, “The purpose of a tax cut is to leave more money where it belongs: in the hands of the working men and working women who earned it in the first place.”

    前参议员Bob Dole曾经说过:“减税的目的是让更多的钱用对地方,让工作的男女实实在在的拿到手里。”

    While the corporate tax laws probably needed some overhauling10 (Obama fought to make them more globally competitive), when hardworking Americans have to pay taxes, in some cases more than in previous years, and billion-dollar, profit-making corporations have to pay nothing, it’s hard to see who this new tax bill is benefitting.


    Of course, as Albert Einstein said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”


     11级    双语 


    1 chevron [ˈʃevrən] IUxyX   第12级
    • He wore shoulderstrap rank slides with sergeant's chevrons. 他佩戴标示级别的肩章,上面有中士的V形标志。
    • The chevron or arrow road sign indicates a sharp bend to the left or right. V形或箭头路标表示有向左或向右的急转弯。
    2 pharmaceutical [ˌfɑ:məˈsu:tɪkl] f30zR   第9级
    • She has donated money to establish a pharmaceutical laboratory. 她捐款成立了一个药剂实验室。
    • We are engaged in a legal tussle with a large pharmaceutical company. 我们正同一家大制药公司闹法律纠纷。
    3 taxation [tækˈseɪʃn] tqVwP   第8级
    • He made a number of simplifications in the taxation system. 他在税制上作了一些简化。
    • The increase of taxation is an important fiscal policy. 增税是一项重要的财政政策。
    4 analyzing ['ænəlaɪzɪŋ] be408cc8d92ec310bb6260bc127c162b   第7级
    v.分析;分析( analyze的现在分词 );分解;解释;对…进行心理分析n.分析
    • Analyzing the date of some socialist countries presents even greater problem s. 分析某些社会主义国家的统计数据,暴露出的问题甚至更大。 来自辞典例句
    • He undoubtedly was not far off the mark in analyzing its predictions. 当然,他对其预测所作的分析倒也八九不离十。 来自辞典例句
    5 overhaul [ˈəʊvəhɔ:l] yKGxy   第9级
    • Master Worker Wang is responsible for the overhaul of this grinder. 王师傅主修这台磨床。
    • It is generally appreciated that the rail network needs a complete overhaul. 众所周知,铁路系统需要大检修。
    6 trump [trʌmp] LU1zK   第10级
    • He was never able to trump up the courage to have a showdown. 他始终鼓不起勇气摊牌。
    • The coach saved his star player for a trump card. 教练保留他的明星选手,作为他的王牌。
    7 corporate [ˈkɔ:pərət] 7olzl   第7级
    • This is our corporate responsibility. 这是我们共同的责任。
    • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail. 他的公司的寿命是兔子尾巴长不了。
    8 rebate [ˈri:beɪt] GTIxY   第8级
    vt. 减少;打折扣 vi. 退还部分付款,打折扣 n. 折扣
    • You can claim a rebate on your tax. 你可以要求退回部分税款。
    • Customers are to benefit from a rebate on their electricity bills. 顾客将从他们的电费退费中得到实惠。
    9 dole [dəʊl] xkNzm   第8级
    • It's not easy living on the dole. 靠领取失业救济金生活并不容易。
    • Many families are living on the dole since the strike. 罢工以来,许多家庭靠失业救济金度日。
    10 overhauling [əʊvə'hɔ:lɪŋ] c335839deaeda81ce0dd680301931584   第9级
    n.大修;拆修;卸修;翻修v.彻底检查( overhaul的现在分词 );大修;赶上;超越
    • I had no chance of overhauling him. 我没有赶上他的可能。 来自辞典例句
    • Some sites need little alterations but some need total overhauling. 有些网站需要做出细微修改,而有些网站就需要整体改版。 来自互联网

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