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TAKE ACTION: Tell the Walton Family: Pay Your Share!

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At a moment when our government is putting some of our most vital programs on the chopping block, the Waltons are the leaders in utilizing tax loopholes that cost taxpayers an estimated $2 billion a year.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 1:17 pm
The Walton family, Walmartís owners, were recently exposed as some of the most innovative tax evaders of our time.

With more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans combined and $144.7 billion dollars in the hands of just 6 family members, the Walton family recently came under fire in the press for extreme and innovative new forms of avoiding paying their full tax burden. While the Waltons are thinking up new and creative ways to avoid paying their fair share, their business at Walmart continues to cost taxpayers an estimated $1million per store (they have more than 4,000 in the US) in government assistance to subsidize the poverty wages Walmart pays its employees..

Letís make an example of the Waltons and let the super-wealthy know they have to pay their fair share!

Roger Garin-michaud (154)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 1:21 pm
noted, thanks

Alan Lambert (91)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:18 pm
Signed and Noted

Mary T. (357)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:24 pm
Signed & noted - Thank you Beverly

Bridget Robertson (106)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 6:08 pm
Signed and noted!

Barbara V. (210)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:25 pm
Signed & noted, Thanks

Robert O. (12)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:36 pm
Have signed, though I won't hold my breath. The 1% think they're above the types of things the rest of us lowly 99% have to do like play by the rules and pay our fair share of taxes. Thanks Beverly.

Suzan F. (145)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:50 pm
Just signed!

Katie and Bill D. (115)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:53 pm
Signed * Let them Know !!! Sam would have paid he was a fair man. His family ???

Jerry B. (128)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 10:26 pm
Noted and Signed..thanks Beverly!

Susanne R. (237)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:16 pm
As it states in the information provided, "We canít allow the super-rich to manipulate our laws and exploit loopholes to avoid their fundamental civic duties."

"With more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans combined and $144.7 billion dollars in the hands of just 6 family members," they have more money than they can ever use. Why would they even want to pay lawyers to find ways to help them avoid their moral, social and civic responsibilities? Considering the way they treat their employees, I can't say I'm surprised by their greed and indifference.

Gladly signed and noted.

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:16 pm
Noted and signed.

Peggy Johnson (1)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:27 am
This topic is very important -- as it illustrates several of the biggest problems with the US economy: the huge
disparity in income and net worth between average citizens and the CEO's and top executives in the biggest wealthiest companies in our country -- (This is true at least in part to the skewed tax regulations and loopholes which enable these companies to pay minimal to no taxes -- and sometimes to even receive payments back from the government) This is so clearly absurd and unfair that it is hard to understand how this situation can be acceptable to the people of this country! This is NOT a democracy and we have an urgent mandate to change things if our country is to be a viable true democracy!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:33 am

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Coral R (8)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:47 am
Strange won't accept a Canadian zip?

Frances Darcy (225)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:56 am

Athena F. (131)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:02 am
Signed, noted, thanks!

Neill Abayon (665)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:18 am
Noted, shared and signed. Thanks.

Angelene B. (148)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:28 am

Elena Bonati (35)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:06 am
Signed and noted. TY

Kay H. (0)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:35 am
Done. Just one more reason to avoid Walmart whenever possible.

kelly s. (134)
Monday October 21, 2013, 3:59 am
Signed,thanks for sending.

John B. (194)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:21 am
Thanks Beverly for sharing the link. Signed and post noted.

John Holton (351)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:32 am
signed and noted

Ellen J. (85)
Monday October 21, 2013, 5:02 am
Signed, noted, & shared. I know first hand that WalMart / the Waltons will take away from the school tax base in by avoiding taxes. And they lie about it. This happened when I lived in NY & my husband was on the school board. If a company beautified its property it could ask for an exemption from or reduction in taxes. WalMart publicly stated they wouldn't apply for the tax abatement yet they did and sent a notice to the school board that they were doing so. It really hurt the community when they did so. Never mind their other egregious practices. GRRRR...

kate K. (482)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:22 am
signed too

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:40 am
These so called Corporate People have no idea what it is to be Human. The so called human's behind these massive businesses forgot what it is to be Human.....Shame on them. I'm glad to see FINALLY the conversation turning in this Country....not fast enough, but turning.

Ed Site Issues V. (208)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:08 am
Signed & Noted, Thanks

natasha salgado (715)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:25 am
S+S-thx Beverly

Vivian B. (173)
Monday October 21, 2013, 10:27 am
Walmart is the AntiChrist!! They are sucking the country dry! They are taking money AWAY from all the federal and states budgets that they are located in. No matter what country! They are screwing the taxes all over the world, not just in the US! Old Sam is turning over in his grave seeing how greedy and spiteful his kids are! They are the worst thing ever spawned in this world. To think they have more money THAN 42% OF OUR COUNTRY! That is a almost HALF of the country!
I never go to walmart. I will never go to walmart, EVER! I will not further their unfeeling, gross neglect of their workers! That 42% they are talking about~about 99% are walmart employees!!!
Shame on the waltons and all their spawn!

Constance F. (418)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:23 pm
Yes, thank you ~ signed

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:09 pm
Noted and signed. TY Beverly

Gabriella Serafino (97)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:13 pm

Valerie H. (133)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:09 pm
Thank you - signed

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:53 pm
noted and signed

. (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:21 am
𝕾𝖎𝖌𝖓𝖊𝖉 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕭𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖑𝖞!

Waltraud U. (85)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:14 pm
done ty

Gina Caracci (219)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:03 pm
the govt needs to step up and close all the damn loopholes and stop allowing billions to go to offshore accts..
but of course they wont do that because THEY will lose THEIR piece
signed anyhow!

Hugo L. (255)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:13 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly
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