On Friday, Senator Bernie Sanders talked about his favorite topic to a rapt Iowa audience: income inequality.

Senator Sanders addressed critics who asked Sanders how he would pay for the massive programs he has proposed. Sanders told the audience that the massive corporation General Electric and several others have gotten away with paying zero taxes, and often received a tax refund from the government. How do they do this? By stashing their billions in tax shelters in the Caymen Islands and other places.

By making it impossible for corporations to engage in these dishonest practices, and making them pay their fair share in taxes, Sanders expects to have more than enough capital to pay to put Americans to work.

These companies are making massive profits off of the American people and then refusing to pay their fair share. It is time that they are made to pay their fair share.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com