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We're Not Broke (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 January 2012 (USA)
An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James S. Henry James S. Henry ... Self - Economist & Author, The Blood Bankers
Chuck Collins Chuck Collins ... Self - Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies
Bernie Sanders ... Self - Senator, Vermont (archive footage)
Edward Kleinbard Edward Kleinbard ... Self - Professor, USC Gould School of Law
Carl Levin ... Self - Senator, Michigan
Ryan Clayton Ryan Clayton ... Self - Co-Founder, U.S. Uncut
Rebecca Wilkins Rebecca Wilkins ... Self - Attorney, Citizens for Tax Justice
Jesse Drucker Jesse Drucker ... Self - Reporter, Bloomberg News
Martin Sullivan Martin Sullivan ... Self - Economist & Journalist, Tax Notes
Jeffrey Winters Jeffrey Winters ... Self - Professor of Political Economy, Northwestern University
David Marchant David Marchant ... Self - Publisher & Journalist, Offshore Alert
Lee Sheppard Lee Sheppard ... Self - Tax Attorney & Contributing Editor, Tax Notes
Nicholas Shaxson Nicholas Shaxson ... Self - Author, Treasure Islands
Jack Blum Jack Blum ... Self - Tax Attorney & Investigator
Daniel Garvin Daniel Garvin ... Self - UK Uncut (archive footage)


An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.

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Corporate greed is alive and well ... and you're paying for it!




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I knew it but didn't know it
28 June 2018 | by Mcduff3601See all my reviews

This was a pretty interesting documentary. It was about something everybody already knows about and yet a lot of people don't. Up til now I thought corporations got a lot of breaks, I had NO idea in some cases they paid nothing and in others actually got money in rebates.

It was interesting to see the complexity of the tax code tied in with politicians unwillingness or inability to change any of it, it paints a bleak picture for the future of the US and shows just how manipulative corporations given the freedom can be.

The story telling of this was ok, I found it fast enough and interesting enough to keep watching. I think though it might have benefited from a human narrator vs text on screen to liven it up a bit. The content is what really pushes this documentary up to a 6. It was a bit repetitive showing the protesting over and over again even though it nails home the whole David vs Goliath idea and how hopeless it seems. I think the movie was trying to go for a more positive spin here where you can get out and can make a difference but thats not how I saw it.

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