Come watch live performances, participate in a BUNCH of other good stuff we’ve got in the pipeline, and protest the fact that the largest bank in the US doesn’t pay their taxes!
When: 12pm - 2pm
Where: Bank of America, 540 Commonwealth Ave (Kenmore Square) Boston, MA
If you oppose the politics of making public sector workers and middle class Americans pay the costs of the fiscal crisis that was born of Wall Street greed and fraud and which caused the great recession, or if you oppose the corporate political agenda for America that wants to cut services for the American people including education, school loans, research, Planned Parenthood, Medicare and Social Security while continuing to pay $40 BILLION in corporate welfare to the most profitable company in the history of the world, ExxonMobil, or if you oppose corporate tax loopholes that allow extreme
]Bank of America, the largest bank in the US, pockets Billions in profits and bailouts but pays $0 in American taxes. If Bank of America and the 2/3 of US corporations that pay NO taxes here would pay up, just like everyone else, America would not need to cut $100 Billion in college grants. If this one company pays a tax bill, millions of kids could go to college.
The solution is simple: make them pay their fair share so we don’t need to cut this valuable public service.
If you have $3 in your wallet, you have more money than Bank of America paid in corporate taxes last year. On Saturday, USuncut took peaceful action against the Bank of America branch in Harvard Square by protesting the unfair tax code and drawing attention to that fact this ginourmous Bank of America happily profits from taxpayer-funded bailouts and banking business but avoids paying almost anything in Federal taxes.
In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and the very rich—and then cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital human services.
The crowd chanted "They say cut back, We say fight back" before the speakers came to the podium.
Congressman Ed Markey addressed the crowd to remind them what caused the financial crisis (and it wasn't public public sector workers.) Next, Congressman Mike Capuano announced, "I am a cheesehead" to communicate his solidarity with the working people of Wisconsin fighting for the right to bargain collectively for wages, benefits and work conditions. Mike foretold of similar attacks on worker rights by Republicans soon to come in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He said it was a fight for the middle class.
Julian Assange is just Woodward and Bernstein by another name. All these people who are supporting what the US Government is doing to him and Wikileaks need to ask themselves if they would like to have had Watergate swept under the rug. Watergate started as a bunch of dirty tricks on the campaign trail and snowballed from there." - Mafdet
Other apt comparisons might include Julian Assange to the publisher of the New York Times, who published the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam war.
EMERGENCY PETITION TO FCC CHAIR JULIUS GENACHOWSKI:
[float=right][/float]"Don't let Comcast block Netflix or other online innovators for their own profit! Support the strongest Net Neutrality protections possible -- and keep Obama's promise." SIGN THE PETITION
Gutting Social Security will not reduce the budget deficit. Social Security is funded separately, from employee contributions. It is entirely self-sufficient—even at today’s retirement age and funding levels—until 2037.
Would James Rush have gotten the promotion without the recommend from his son, state legislator Mike Rush? I wonder how the other applicants feel about whether they had an equal opportunity for the position.
Does it seem strange that as an employee of the probation department, his own son's recommendation might have had more weight than his own history of job performance in the probation department?
Whatever he is, I don't think you can call it liberal.
The profligate spending of this administration - Recovery Act - and the last - Tax Cuts, Two Wars and TARP - is why Washington thinks all Americans who work and contribute to social security over their entire working careers should get less, and that people making millions and billions per year should have their tax cuts extended.
A rich money manager driving his Mercedes hits a cyclist, a surgeon, and keeps going. He pulls over a few miles down the road to phone in a report of damage to his vehicle and asks that his car be towed. He does not ask for law enforcement assistance or emergency medical care for cyclist.
The police arrest the driver later but the District Attorney refuses to charge him with felony hit and run because, ...wait for it, a conviction could cost him his job.