Christina (twilightsun) wrote in realppl4change,

With billions in profits - ExxonMobil doesn't need a tax break!

In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, America is facing many challenges. One of the challenges facing the Bush administration and Congress is how to pay for the much needed but costly rebuilding efforts underway along America's Gulf Coast.

Last week, ExxonMobil announced a record breaking $9.9 billion in profits. As if that weren't enough, Congress recently gave the oil and gas industry, including ExxonMobil $10.7 billion in tax breaks. It simply does not make sense for taxpayers to subsidize an incredibly profitable multi-billion dollar industry while Congress slashes programs for the most needy.

That's why 21 environmental and consumer groups have come together to demand that ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond decline the tax breaks and subsidies from the federal government. Click the link below to join us in demanding that ExxonMobil does the right thing by declining these unfair tax breaks.

Many members of Congress have already stepped up and offered to cancel road building and other projects earmarked for their districts in order to fund hurricane relief projects. ExxonMobil is the last company that needs support from the federal government! The company made a $25 billion profit in 2004, and will probably make even more in 2005.

Please urge ExxonMobil to be a responsible corporate citizen and decline the billions of dollars it does not need in tax breaks and subsidies.

If you'd like to view the letter 21 environmental and consumer groups sent to ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond, click this link:

Once you've taken action, click the link below to send a message to ten friends urging them to take action as well.

We really need your help to spread the word if we hope to put enough pressure on ExxonMobil to make the company change its policies for the better. With your help, we can make a difference.

Thank you again for all your help! We'll be in touch soon with more news about the campaign.


Katelyn Sabochik
Online Campaign Manager

P.S. Want to do more to help us spread the word about the ExxposeExxon campaign? Click the link below to purchase and ExxposeExxon bumper sticker or T-shirt today!
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