GE's profits from operations in America.....$5.1 billion.
GE claims a tax benefit (refund?) in America of $3.4 billion.
Their motto seems to be.....screw the country, it's every man/woman/company for itself.
This is clearly not just a "GE" issue.....ExxonMobil, Bank of America, and surely the big multi-national oil company that I work for have a legion of high priced tax lawyers to game the system.
Hard to believe that you and I are paying more in taxes than the General Electric Corporation....etc, etc, etc.