by: Jaimie Woo
While the dust is still settling from the mid-term elections and the pundits are trying to figure out what it all means, the American people have made their collective voices heard and delivered a message that they do not like the country's direction. Exit polling data from Election Day showed clear majorities in against growing corporate influence on the political process and in favor of greater corporate accountability. The message is clear: inversions must stop, corporate tax avoidance must end, and special corporate loopholes must close.
The question that remains, of course, is whether Congress will hear that message.
by: Bill Schambra, Lisa Gilbert
Nonprofit political activity is at a crossroads. Nonprofits have come under criticism from some on the left for spending too much dark money to influence politics, while some on the right critique the IRS for subjecting certain groups applying for nonprofit status to increased scrutiny based on their names.
In the face of this hyper-partisanship, the conservative Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy & Civic Renewal and progressive Public Citizen are joining to discuss new ways to reform the IRS' treatment of nonprofit political activity and to hear from a vital voice that has so far been silent -- that of the voter.
by: Frank Clemente
Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on "Black Friday" for spectacular deals. What they don't know is that the best bargains have already been taken -- not by other shoppers, but by some of America's largest corporations.
Walmart, the biggest corporation in America, with revenues of almost half a trillion dollars, gets a $1 billion tax break each year on average by exploiting federal tax loopholes, according to a new report from Americans for Tax Fairness. Taxpayers, even those lined up in the early morning darkness at giant retailers like Walmart, pay the price.
by: Karen Camper, Susan Shaer
Let me to first state the obvious. Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.
On Veterans Day, it's one day to think hard. What do we contemplate when we launch into war? Do we plan for the seemingly endless painful plight of veterans -- their families, friends and communities?
Planning for outcomes is common sense. A skydiver won't fling herself into the air without considering a fall. A doctor does not operate without knowing the patient's recovery plan.
by: Chris Petersen
by: Dan Cougill
by: Dan Shannon
by: Sabrina Parsons
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