"ExxonMobil will pay more taxes this year to the US Treasury than the bottom 50% of all taxpayers — combined. In the first half, ExxonMobil’s aftertax income rose 15% to $22.6 billion. A lot of money, to be sure, until you consider that ExxonMobil paid $61.7 billion in taxes – also a record." – Investor’s Business Daily
No, I’m not a fan of big oil, but the fact is interesting.