It's officially election season in America, and few topics are hotter or divide us more than taxes:
Should the rich pay more? Do the wealthy carry the rest of us? Do corporations pay their fair share?
On that last one, KCET's news series, SoCal Connected, might have a partial answer:
Tonight's edition of the show (at 9 p.m.) will probe Chevron's apparent tax breaks and its influence in El Segundo, the town it helped found nearly 101 years ago.
A teaser about the show says it will probe ...
... how, for over a decade, El Segundo's Chevron has avoided paying millions of dollars in taxes--and why it may not be their fault.
With gas approaching $5 a gallon and big oil continuing to post record profits during these hard times, you would hope that corporations like Chevron could at least do their fair share come tax time.
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Last month the Daily Breeze reported that then-city manager Doug Willmore's plan to implement a a nearly ninefold tax hike on the company ended with his ouster.
That's one way to get fired.