It's Tax Day: Take Action Against Corporations That Paid Less Taxes Than You!
US Uncut, an organization working to stop corporations from getting away with tax-dodging, has been organizing actions across the country all weekend, and there are still dozens of actions going on today. Check out the list here to get involved.
MoveOn.org has even more information on how to take a stand:
America is not broke. The right-wing wants to convince us we're broke so that they can push through their radical agenda. And well-connected corporations continue to use their political power to dodge their taxes. In 2009, after helping crash the American economy, Bank of America paid $0 in taxes. GE had a tax bill of $0 in 2010. Republicans want to give a $50 billion tax bailout to big oil companies—and at the same time take away food aid to hungry pregnant women and children. This is immoral and un-American.
Enough is enough! On Tax Day, April 18, as millions of Americans patriotically pay their taxes, we will call on corporations and millionaires to pay their fair share. At hundreds of events from coast to coast, we'll present tax bills to corporate tax dodgers for the billions of dollars their legions of lobbyists helped them avoid. We'll organize a peaceful, dignified, and powerful day of action to call on corporations to pay their fair share. And we'll demand that our elected leaders make them pay.
It's time to demand that everyone pays their fair share to rebuild the American Dream. We invite frustrated taxpayers, underwater homeowners, vilified public servants, job-hunting students, and unemployed veterans—everyone facing cuts or cutbacks, a pink slip or a shrinking paycheck—to join in.
Host your own Tax Day: Make Them Pay event or sign up for an event near you.
Need more motivation? Check out MoveOn's list of the top 10 corporate tax cheats, which includes ExxonMobil, Bank of American GE, Chevron, and Boeing in the top 5.
Also, make sure to look out for US Uncut's Andrew Boyd and Chuck Collins on today's Brian Lehrer Show.