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.


Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.