The writer somehow avoids mentioning that GE Chairman Jeffrey Immelt is also Chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
From the Huffington Post:
General Electric Tax Rate 2.3 Percent Over Decade, Report Finds
HT: the HuffPo's Mark Gongloff "Corporations Are People, But Only Sometimes: Seven And A Half Things To Know:"General Electric again finds itself the focus of a politically-charged battle over corporate taxes.
A new analysis of the mega-corporation's tax filings shows that 2.3 percent of GE's pre-tax profits have gone to the federal government since 2002. That bears repeating: GE has paid an average tax rate of just 2.3 percent over the past decade, according to an analysis by the non-profit advocacy group Center for Tax Justice.
If you'll think back to your high school math classes, you'll recall that 2.3 percent is less than 35 percent. That means GE is paying well below the top marginal corporate tax rate of 35 percent -- the same tax rate that business leaders, politicians and conservative commentators have repeatedly deplored as high enough to impede economic growth....MORE