Scott Klinger

Scott Klinger

Scott Klinger is Senior Equitable Development Specialist at Jobs with Justice and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Stop the CEO March on Washington
In these closing days of summer, a growing number of news stories have interrupted our final days at the beach and asked us to pause and remember the 50 th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington that occurred on August 28, 1963.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Corporate Tax Dodgers: 10 Companies and Their Tax Loopholes
As the budget battles in Washington continue, corporations have stepped into the fray with some of the most aggressive lobbying we’ve seen in years – calling for cuts to corporate tax rates, a widening of offshore tax loopholes that already cost the U.S. Treasury $90 billion a year, and cuts to government services and benefits, including Social Security and Medicare.
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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Transplanting Taxes from Corporations to the Rest of Us
Today, corporate profits are setting all-time records while middle class families continue to struggle financially. These trends are intertwined.
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Thursday, January 03, 2013
'Fix the Debt' Readies Its Trojan Horse for Next Budget Fight
Over the last three months, the Fix the Debt campaign, led by more than 100 big company CEOs, has unleashed a firestorm of ads, blanketing political news web sites and entirely plastering the Capitol South Metro station used by most Congressional staffers.
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
New Year's Deal Drops the Ball
Millions of Americans watched the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. The glitzy one in Times Square symbolized joy and hope for the New Year. Just a few hundred miles to the south, Congress dropped another ball — one that no doubt sent champagne glasses clinking among the richest 1 percent. But the rest of us shouldn’t celebrate.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Going Over a Cliff Better Than Deal President Has Offered
The latest proposals by both President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would widen economic inequality in the United States. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the major offers on the table. Top personal income tax rates
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Monday, October 29, 2012
10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
Brace yourself for one of the most aggressive corporate lobbying campaigns of all time. And one of the most hypocritical.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
We're All Subsidizing Free Lunches for America's CEOs
A generation ago, on National Secretary's Day, America's top corporate executives used to take their prized office assistants out to lunch.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Bank CEOs Gain as Millions Lose Dreams, Retirement to Foreclosure
Inside and outside of Wells Fargo’s annual meeting in San Francisco yesterday, thousands of angry protesters decried the bank’s leading role in the loss of millions of American homes to foreclosure.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Six Rigged Rules Corporations Use to Dodge Taxes
As American families rush to complete their annual tax returns, many will have paid more in federal income taxes than some of America’s largest and most profitable corporations. AT&T, Boeing, Citigroup, Duke Energy and Ford collectively reported more than $20 billion of US pre-tax income last year, yet none of them paid a dime in federal income taxes. Instead, they claimed refunds of more than $1.3 billion from the IRS.
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