Make Tax Dodgers Pay Up

For Immediate Release

Make Tax Dodgers Pay Up

WASHINGTON - When you pay your taxes, consider the wealthy and corporate tax dodgers.

If you paid more than $10 to the IRS, then you paid more than Verizon, Boeing, Bank of America, Citigroup and General Electric. And you probably paid a higher percentage of your income than the billionaires who appear on the pages of the Forbes 400. 

Do you believe that before Congress makes deep budget cuts they should reverse huge tax breaks for millionaires and deadbeat corporations?

Join a national movement this week…You can start by supporting the Fairness in Taxation Act, which would add tax brackets for millionaire income earners and generate $78 billion a year. You can also support the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act (sponsored by Sen. Levin/Rep. Doggett) closing accountant tax dodges by profitable corporations – and generate $100 billion a year.


Calling is better than email! Use our nifty calling technology that includes a set of talking points. Tell your Congressional members you don't want to see any budget cuts until billionaires and U.S. multinational companies pay their fair share. Ask them to cosponsor our two legislative proposals, the Fairness in Taxation Act and the Stop Tax Havens Abuse Act.


Use our handy letter to the editor device to submit a letter about budget cuts and corporate tax havens. We've included a draft letter that you can personalize.


You can join or organize a US Uncut Tax Day Action.There are already more than 80 local actions planned between April 15 and April 18. See the list of organized events. If there isn’t one in your town or neighborhood, organize one!



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