Military Spending

Budget for All Massachusetts Referendum

The Afghanistan war grinds on, the Pentagon budget keeps growing, corporations and the 1%'ers are paying lower taxes than their secretaries, Social Security and other benefits are under attack, and next to nothing is being done to create jobs. Instead of addressing these problems, the House of Representatives showed that it is still gripped by deficit fever when it passed the draconian Ryan budget, and gave only 78 votes to the alternative presented by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Tax Day Compter Sciences Corportion #3 Carl Greer

On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.

This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.

Delivery Overdue Tax Bill to CSC #1

On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.

This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.

Tax Day Letter to Sen Blunt

Tax Day KC - Sen Blunt

Sen. Blunt's aide, Tom Salisbury, receives Tax Day statement from AFSC Program Committee Member, Ron Faust

Tax Day Statement delivered to Sen. Roy Blunt.

The statement reminds Sen. Blunt that, "There is not a need for “austerity.” The causes of our economic problems are:

Calling On Corporations to Pay their Fair Share

 On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged. The action recognized the causes of our problems, which are:

Legacies of the Iraq War - Tom Magstadt

Dr. Tom Magstadt earned his PhD in International relations from John Hopkins University. He has taught at UJMKC, University of Nebraska, the Air War College and worked as a CIA analyst. Dr. Magstadt discussed the political impacts of the Iraq war and Iran policy.

Legacies of the Iraq War - John Henry Part 2

Part #2: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

Legacies - John Henry Part 2

Part #2: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

April Showers Bring May Flowers and Taxes

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

APRIL SHOWERS BRINGS MAY FLOWERS AND TAXES

Tuesday, April 17 
the last day to file tax returns,

the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom with American Friends Service Committee PA Program will hold  their 6th annual Tax Day Rally and Penny Poll from 12 noon to 3:00pm

Tax Day 2012 Flyer KCMO

Flyer for April 17 Tax Day Demonstration and Parade, 4:00 to 5:30pm, starting at 12th and Main Streets, KCMO (arrive by 3:30pm).

The action will will focus on three tax dodging corporations who pay no taxes! One of the corporations we will visit is among the top 20 Pentagon Contractor. Action will include street theater, the delivery of overdue tax bills, leafleting, vigiling and more.

Email or call to let us know you can come? afsckc@afsc.org or 816 931-5256.

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