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The Week contest: G.E. - Apr. 30, 2010
Come up with a slogan for G.E. based on its accounting triumph
General Electric found its way around income taxes this year: Bright idea?
General Electric found its way around income taxes this year: Bright idea?
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lick here for results of last week's contest: Non-Political Question

Results: After G.E. made a $10.8 billion profit but managed not to pay a single cent in U.S. income taxes, it seemed time to give them a new slogan. You lit in with:
 
FIRST PRIZE: We Bring Good Things To Us!
Denny Svitek, Eighty Four, PA

SECOND PLACE: Imagination at Work (In Our Accounting Department)
Bethany Wheeling, Finksburg, MD

THIRD PLACE: Illumination Without Taxation
Debi Hanuscin, Coumbia, MA

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
 
How many light bulbs does it take to screw a taxpayer?
Virginia Wilkins, Lakewood, CO
 
Profit is Our Most Important Product
Carl Powers, Gold River, CA
 
Reducing our carbon footprint by writing fewer checks
Larry Emsweller, Munster, IN
 
Just another “Bright Idea”
Shirley Burt, Pine Island, MN
 
Lighting Homes and Cooking Books
Tom Hill, Portland, OR
 
We make money so you don’t have to
Cydney Langford, LaVergne, TN
 
Better Living Through Chicanery
Jim Bradt, Clayton, CA
 
Making tomorrow’s deficit today
Paul Brown, Miami
 
We support smaller government
Tom Duffey, Fort Myers, FL
 
We evade taxes and pass the savings on to you!
Tim Lanter, Alexandria, KY
 
We’re going green!
Gail Watts, Glendale, AZ
 
Now all that’s inevitable is death
Philip White, Flushing, NY
 
Government Exempt
Max Legg, Sedro Woolley, WA
 
Our engineers work as hard as our accountants
Adam Kupec, Pittsburgh
 
When it comes to paying taxes, we’re number none
Wayne D. Kerr, La Crescenta, CA
 
We have some of the brightest bulbs in the world…in accounting
Lori Allenbaugh, Bayfield, CO
 
Magic at Work
Jeff Staser, Anchorage
 
Ha Ha
Bryan McGrath, Wakefield, MA
 
GEe, we forgot
John Stinson, Springfield, MO

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