Javierdude22: Ok, what's this all about? Companies not paying taxes since the fiscal year of 2000? Can somebody please explain tome who is to blame for this? Is it the IRS screwing up,or are politics involved? This sickens me to the bone man. Here we are in a so called 'less than favourable conjunctural times' and a bunch of big ass companies record earnings of hundreds of millions of dollars. Let's see if I get this straight. Companies in the US (and let's see how things are in Europe, I think they get away with a lot there as well) don't pay taxes, while the poorest segment of the population pays a disproportionate part of their income on taxes. The companies have layed off a stack of people, while moving operations overseas. Overseas, these companies pay their workers between 25cents-$1 an hour, under bad working conditions, while upholding the original prices for their goods that we could hardly afford WITH a job, let alone without one. 'I would like to buy those jeans please'. Saleslady:'Wonderfull, in how many terms would you like to pay?'. 'Terms?' Saleslady: 'Yes, but we also accept kidneys, lungs, stemcells...' 'Why is it so expensive?!' Saleslady: 'Well,these jeans actually have bloodstains on them from when a 10 year old Burmean girl pricked herself on the sewing machine, cool huh?!' Come on man, I am for capitalism...more or less...but capitalism never meant that companies should be free from rules. And that is what we need very quickly, strict rules.