These are Tax Day 2014 remarks by Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator at a rally outside the Federal Building in Des Moines. To view photos of both Tax Day events in Des Moines, click here.
Since 1996 RI's wealthiest citizens have gotten four tax breaks. The intent of this was to help create jobs and stimulate our economy. It didn't work. These tax bills (H-5751 and S-527) raise the income tax rate by 2% for people making over $250,000 a year. These increased funds will help RI educate the population so there is a good pool of workers for prospective employers and build a stronger infrastructure. Attached are some resources to help you learn more about this important topic and get involved in the campaign. Here is a link to the
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:
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