Exclusive: Non-partisan ‘US Uncut’ group demands corporations pay taxes

From Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/25/us-uncut-non-partisan-group-demands-corporations-pay-their-taxes/

By Sahil Kapur
Friday, February 25th, 2011

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WASHINGTON – Corporate tax evasion has evolved into a virtual art form. Two-thirds of US corporations didn’t pay so much as a dime in taxes between 1998 and 2005, exploiting a multitude of loopholes, according to a Congressional report.

Targeting corporations who evade taxes turned out to be quite the anti-austerity rallying cry in England, where a new prime minister is pushing painful cuts for working people.

Now, that same rallying cry is going out across the United States, where the anti-spending tea party movement has in recent years overshadowed the voices of those who want government to be more active on behalf of the middle class.

A new non-partisan group called US Uncut — named after UK Uncut — aims in part to challenge the tea party’s push for lower corporate taxes. They instead want Congress stop letting wealthy corporations dodge their taxes.

“This is an issue that has been ignored for way too long,” Carl Gibson, a US Uncut spokesman, told Raw Story. “Congress has been chipping away and chipping away at corporate responsibility to pay taxes.”

“And now it’s gotten to the point where the middle class is being sacrificed on the altar of deficit reduction, while big corporations are getting away with not paying any taxes at all.”

Continue reading at:  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/25/us-uncut-non-partisan-group-demands-corporations-pay-their-taxes/

2 Responses to “Exclusive: Non-partisan ‘US Uncut’ group demands corporations pay taxes”

  1. Andrea B. Says:

    The Tea party turned into the Koch Brothers-Alex Jones Roadshow to support billionaires, increase racism, scapegoat illegal immigrants, turn everything into a conspiracy, blame the UN for everything, blame the EU for everything, manipulate commodity markets to suit commodity brokers at the expense of he poor and gullable, attack the poor and to try to turn the country into a puritan nightmare.

    Lets see if US uncut works out as well as UK uncut.

    • Suzan Says:

      The Tea Party was never a grass roots organization. It was organized from the start by rich right wing Republi-Nazis as a sort of Brownshirts organization.

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