You really though General Electric gave their tax refund back to the United States Government to pay their fair share and off set the national debt? Yeah and I bet you believed the hacker who said Politisite was bought by the Huffington Post for 3.4 Million dollars. Both won’t be happening
General Electric Co, embroiled in controversy over its low 2010 U.S. tax bill, was the target of a bogus press release claiming that it would donate billions of dollars to the federal government.
The official-looking release, complete with the GE logo and slogan “imagination at work”, said that GE would send its $3.2 billion tax refund from 2010 back to Washington.
The Yes Men, an activist group known for issuing hoax statements claiming major attitude changes in corporate America, said it sent the release in an e-mail to media outlets on Wednesday.
“It’s a hoax and GE did not receive a refund,” said Deirdre Latour, a spokeswoman for the largest U.S. conglomerate.
The spoof came amid an ongoing battle in Washington between President Barack Obama’s Democratic party and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives over how to cut the nation’s budget deficit.
GE shares slipped after at least two news organizations, the Associated Press and Dow Jones, reported the hoax as fact.