corporate foolApril Fool's Day is approaching fast, and Green America has devised an interesting way to make fun and make a point. It has launched a Facebook campaign to allow consumers to vote for the "Biggest Corporate Fool" in the U.S. for 2012.

There are nine nominees vying for this particular booby prize, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and eight private companies. They were nominated by Green America and other social justice and environmental groups. Most are well known for their corporate shenanigans. But a few of the nominees are being called out for behavior that may be news to many consumers.

Here are the nominees:



Motley Fool analyst Alyce Lomax does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Walmart, Yum! Brands, and Bank of America. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Chevron, Walmart, Yum! Brands, and Southern, as well as creating a diagonal call position in Walmart and a synthetic long position in Monsanto.



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aljotaylor

I cast my vote for a tenth company The Motley Fool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

March 07 2012 at 9:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leslie

We are! You really didn't think you would have a voice in it!

March 07 2012 at 2:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
JACK

How do you cast a vote?

March 07 2012 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JACK

How do you cast a vote?

March 07 2012 at 1:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Emma OCO

The biggest corporate fool. How about those who give money to Corporations that are going bankrupt like Solyndra.

March 07 2012 at 1:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
agmassey

First of all where do you vote? Second, how come we have only your choices? Third, why not put a whole bunch of government agencies as choices? The whole thing is rigged!

March 07 2012 at 1:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Troy A

Wait....what no Wall Street. Wall Street should have been number one on your list.

March 07 2012 at 12:24 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
frank1946

That's easy.................it's the EPA !

March 07 2012 at 12:19 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
daply

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
— Thomas Jefferson

March 07 2012 at 11:43 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
KSMITHSPECTRUM

Barney Frank, Bankrupted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And still has a Job. Hard to believe!

March 07 2012 at 11:37 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply