Apr. 13, 2015 By Jack Jodell.
Tax day is rapidly approaching. Though they may claim otherwise, most major corporations are getting away with absolute economic murder by paying far less in taxes than they really should. While their paid lobbyists, accountants, and various bought-out politicians plead for tax relief for them, what they have actually done, over a great many years, is to shift the burden of taxation away from them to place it squarely on the backs of YOU – the American middle class and the working poor. Through their greed, this relatively small group of corporate CEOs and their allies are practicing economic genocide on us – THE 99% MAJORITY, killing off the middle class in the process! Don’t believe me? Take a look at this new study, released only days ago by Citizens for Tax Justice.org. While tou’re at it, read the other fine articles on their qwbsite at http://www.ctj.org/ . You will uncover a wealth of information which is seldom or never discussed on the corporate-owned, “mainstream” media. Here is a small sample of what you will see at that great website, taken from the study just released on April 9:
This, my friends, should convince you beyond all doubt that the conservative Republican clain that corporations are overtaxed and need an immediate tax break is a LIE! What corporations have managed to do, over a great many yeats, is to stealthily shift the tax burden AWAY from them and onto YOU, the worker who pays a FAR greater percentage of YOUR income than THEY do of THEIRS!
It’s not quite accurate to call these corporations tax cheats (although, realistically, most of them ARE). For, you see, they have been given many of these tax dodges by our legislators, thanks to hefty bribes given them by lobbyists. Until we pass a constitutional amendment specifically stating that corporations are NOT people, and that money is NOT free speech, this unjustified nonsense will unfortunately continue.
Now what can you, as a taxpayer, do about this very sorry situation? I have several suggestions:
1). WRITE AND/OR CALL YOUR CONGRESSPERSON AND SENATORS (ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE REPUBLICANS OR BOUGHT-OUT CORPORATIST DEMOCRATS)! Let them know you no longer approve of giving tax breaks to billionaires, and that you want to END unneeded subsidies to big banks and big business! Tell them you will vote AGAINST them next election, and that you will urge all your friends and relatives to do the same, unless they sponsor and vote for progressive legislation aimed at reducing our horrible wealth disparity!
2). JOIN MOVE TO AMEND.ORG, and work to get the money OUT of politics! Visit their website at http://www.movetoamend.org for details.
3). GO TO THE STAMP STAMPEDE.ORG (http://www.stampstampede.org) and buy a “Get the Monry OUT of politics” or a “Not to be used for bribing politicians” stamp. Then start stamping and distributing every denomination of paper currency you get your hands on! Call your friends and have a stamping party, too!
4). NEXT FEBRUARY, GO TO YOUR PARTY’S LOCAL PRECINCT CAUCUSES and speak in support of fairer taxation and ending our ungodly disparity in wealth. Make each candidate nominated for office there commit to NOT be bribed by corporate money and to instead support PROGRESSIVE values!
5). For the next 5 or 6 elections (at least!) VOTE ONLY FOR PROGRESSIVES and AGAINST conservatives, reactionaries, corporatists, and Tea Party members!
The time is long overdue for tax justice! There is only one way to achieve it and to restore true economic frmocracy in this country: we must all ORGANIZE, become ACTIVE, and PUSH FORWARD for it! The time to act is NOW – what are you waiting for?
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