America's best corporate citizens

In an annual survey on corporate responsibility, a telecommunications giant made a big move up the rankings to claim this year's top spot.

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May 23, 2013 10:40PM
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Ever since the Tax Reform Act passed in 1984, no American Corporation has had to pay it's real tax obligation. You can't selectively choose good out of a bushel of rotten apples. REAL unemployment among able adults is over 50% so who is a good citizen hiring like there is no tomorrow? Who gave bigger raises to personnel than to management? Who relocated 100% of offshore facilities back here and can claim only made in America? You've got nothing with this article. Nothing at all.
May 28, 2013 5:24AM
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A rating given by a magazine that serves them. I think we have an entirely different idea of what makes a corporation stand out. Recycling used phones is fine but more important is how they treat employee's. Too many companies praised for their business smarts cut employee's or wages claiming a tight economy at the same time they double or triple CEO pay. Forty years ago the average CEO made 14 times what his average worker made. Today with benefits and retirement benefits they make 360 times as much. Has the American worker contributed so little to these companies success that many still pay little better than minimum wage, or is all the credit because of the CEO now making 100 million+?
May 24, 2013 6:45AM
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Drug companies and Coke? Really? Corporations are even worse than I thought. 
May 24, 2013 7:56AM
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AS&S the best corpoRATe citizen in America?  What a load of shiz....  Perhaps the "authors" of this pile of dung neglected to read how poorly their customer service is rated by Consumer Reports or how many class-action lawsuits they've had filed against them for overbilling and other sleazy tricks.  I was once a customer of theirs... for about two months.  Never again.  Thanks, Forbes, for the laugh.
May 30, 2013 9:44AM
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How about some of these drug companies developing some new antibiotics or other low profit drugs. Now that would be more useful than saving bunnies for the green folk.
May 24, 2013 9:41AM
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A 9-year old spoke to the McDonald's CEO yesterday. Her speech was not just compelling but so was her finale-- "don't you want us kids to be healthy, to live long lives?"

Incorporation isn't a God-given Right, it's an exception to normalcy. It enjoys invisibility, invincibility, irresponsibility, idiocy and ineptitude, all without justice or justification to the unincorporated. It's time to end exceptions and unite the People of America under one set of easy to follow not-legalese words. There are NO founders left in our major corporations- just hired-in inheritors who never paid a penny for the largest entities on Earth. Time to end that. No need for Directors, Executives or Administrators who do not have direct undeniable responsibility for their actions. There is no such thing as salaried "talent". If it actually had "talent" it would own and operate it's own enterprise. Today's "talent" are terrorists and we have a War on Terror.

May 24, 2013 7:39AM
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@ V_L -  Please share with us where you got the 50% statistic?  
May 24, 2013 7:06AM
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It's like a "Who's Who" of companies into profit for poisoning my body. "We care about the environment, just not your health."
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