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Tax Day 2011: "The More You Make, The Less You Pay"

Corporations are dodging taxes, governments are cutting social services, and Americans are fed up. How they're fighting back.

 At a time when federal and state lawmakers are grappling with huge budget deficits, the impact of corporate tax dodging is getting vigorous attention.

Finally, Obama's Talking about Taxing the Wealthy

He has public opinion on his side.

President Obama has broken through the silence about revenue in Washington's dominant budget and deficit debate.

 "At a time when the tax burden on the wealthy is at its lowest level in half a century, the most fortunate among us can afford to pay a little more," Obama said in a speech at Georgetown University on Wednesday. "I don't need another tax cut. Warren Buffett doesn't need another tax cut."

What Would Jesus Tax?

In the face of state and federal budget cuts, many of us have been fasting and contemplating the question: “What would Jesus cut?“ In light of tax day, however, we might equally contemplate: “What would Jesus tax?” 

After all, a great deal of our budgetary stress is the result of declining revenue, thanks to the economic downturn and decades of tax cuts.

We Don't Need to Shut Down the Government: Tax the Wealthy and Deadbeat Corporations to Close Budget Gaps

If corporations and households with $1 million income paid at the same levels they did in 1961, the Treasury would collect an additional $716 billion a year.

 

Unnecessary Shutdown, Unnecessary Austerity

Government must stop doling out ever-larger tax breaks to the superrich and vast corporations.

Have you heard? America is broke, according to many governors and lawmakers.

They're calling for deep cuts in teacher pay, firing cops, slashing medical services for working-class kids, and scrapping other essential services to narrow state and federal budget deficits.

Hey Congress, Want $400 Billion in New Annual Revenue?

Government must stop doling out ever-larger tax breaks to the superrich and vast corporations.

 Have you heard? America is broke, according to many governors and lawmakers.

A Grassroots Call to Tackle Corporate Tax Dodging

The growing use of offshore tax havens drains treasuries around the world, including developing countries attempting to provide services for their own citizens.

 Across the United States, there is a new movement emerging to dramatize the immorality of corporate tax dodging in the face of drastic budget cuts.

General Electric: King of the Tax Dodgers

General Electric Company -- known for its light bulbs, refrigerators -- and lately, for its nuclear reactors -- is one of the country's biggest tax dodgers.

 Congressional Republicans are about to cut the Tsunami Warning System from the National Weather Service budget. But if General Electric paid their fair share of taxes, we could reverse this and billions in additional budget cuts.

General Electric Company -- known for its light bulbs, refrigerators -- and lately, for its nuclear reactors -- is one of the country's biggest tax dodgers.

Stop Corporate Tax Dodging: Talking Points and Background Information

Most of us pay more in taxes than many U.S. corporations, and corporate tax avoidance has increased dramatically in the last 50 years.

 

Taxes and the Common Good

It's time to reform our tax system -- to quit rewarding obscene wealth, Wall Street gambling, and corporate polluters.

 When Jesus invited the tax collector Zacchaeus down from his sycamore tree, did they sit in the shade and discuss capital gains rates and oil depletion allowances? We're missing some transcripts that could serve as an ethical guide to our current tax debates.

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