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TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senators to Support Senator Bernie Sanders' Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act.


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Beverly
- 509 days ago - action.usaction.org
The iPhone and iPad are as American as Apple pie. But one thing that isn't patriotic, is when American-made companies like Apple don't pay their fair share in taxes.



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Beverly M. (86)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:13 am
The iPhone and iPad are as American as Apple pie. But one thing that isn't patriotic, is when American-made companies like Apple don't pay their fair share in taxes.

Instead, they use a number of gimmicks to park their profits overseas cheating the American tax payer of $17 million in unpaid taxes EVERY SINGLE DAY.1 Even worse, Apple is lobbying Congress to give them a tax holiday so they can repatriate profits they have been hoarding overseas without paying their fair share in taxes.

Outrageous. Tell your Senators to support Senator Bernie Sanders' Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act.


While the majority of Apple's executives, product designers, marketers, employees, research and development, and retail stores are in the United States, Apple uses a number of legal tax schemes and gimmicks to allocate 70 percent of its profits overseas.2

And Apple isn't alone. Citizens for Tax Justice have identified seventeen other Fortune 500 companies, including Dell, Microsoft and Nike, whose financial reports strongly suggest that they are paying little to no taxes on profits hid overseas.3

Meanwhile, these same companies are trying to convince Congress that a tax holiday would increase investment and job creation. An assertion that has been proven demonstrably false by numerous reports, including one by the Congressional Research Service which found that "there is no evidence that [the tax holiday in 2004] increased U.S. investment or jobs, and it cost taxpayers billions."4

Enough is enough. The Constitution says We the People, not We the Corporation. And it's about time that Congress was reminded of that fact. Tell your Senators: Make Apple, GE, Verizon and other multi-billion dollar corporations pay their fair share. Support the Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act.
 

Judy C. (108)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:55 am
I'm certainly sick of this kind of thing. Gladly signed. Thanks Beverly.
 

Beverly M. (86)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 3:04 am
Me too Judy!
 

Candy L. (479)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 3:05 am
Thanks, singed, Tweeted, & posted earlier
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 6:33 am

Thanks for taking action. For far too long, multi-billion dollar corporations have been using every trick in the book to avoid paying their fair share in taxes. Well it's time to send the message to Washington that those days are over.

Sent to Senators John Cronyn and Ted Cruz.
 

Freya H. (304)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 8:01 am
Recently I purchased an iPad - and now I'm sorry that I did! Maybe my dropping it the other day and cracking the screen was a sort of karma.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 8:11 am
Thanks for Taking Action.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (446)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:22 am
message sent
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:36 pm
It really irks me when someone, or a corporation, makes SO much money, and finds every possible loophole to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. Some people who can barely afford to get by pay more tax than these weasels!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 2:15 pm
noted / signed
 

Vicky P. (466)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 2:46 pm
Noted and signed
 

Stuart Thomas (517)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 4:49 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you, Beverly.
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 6:32 pm

SPAM flagged.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:05 pm
Thanks for Taking Action. Now Tell Your Friends.

Thanks for taking action. For far too long, multi-billion dollar corporations have been using every trick in the book to avoid paying their fair share in taxes. Well it's time to send the message to Washington that those days are over. Please pass this on and encourage your friends and family to take action too.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Monday June 10, 2013, 2:51 pm
Signed, shared & noted. Many thanks, Beverly!
 

Christeen Anderson (524)
Monday June 10, 2013, 3:18 pm
Signed.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Monday June 10, 2013, 4:00 pm
US only, thanks.
 

Charlie Rush (56)
Monday June 10, 2013, 8:24 pm
It becomes quite tiring, when the conservatives continually rant about, how the poor enjoy taking advantage of the system, and want everything for free.
The fact is: The system 'is' rigged, IN FAVOR OF THE WEALTHY.
The worst part is, they try to convince us that they are worthy of it.
And even _worser_, is the fact that some lunatics, actually believe them. Talk about masochism.
For those who have forgotten what masochism means: Self-defeating personality disorder.
And even _more worser_ than that, is they don't care if they have a self-defeating personality disorder.

I guess the question remains, how do we deal with that?
 

Karena N. (14)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 4:51 am
Noted, thanks
 

Rhonda lawford (4)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:43 am
done :)
 

Mari Garcia (51)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 6:15 pm
signed
 

Mary T. (314)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:48 pm
Signed & noted - thank you Beverly
 

ER C. (65)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 11:08 am

SIGNED & SHARED
 

. (1)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 12:26 am
N&S. Thanks!
 

Lynn C. (94)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:20 am
Signed
 
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