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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:32 PM
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BP's Oil Spill Tax Credit Matches the EPA's Entire Annual Budget - The Nation

Thousands of young voters rallied at the White House this Tax Day to demand President Obama stand up to Big Polluters and make them pay their fair share. During the day of action, a flash mob, led by US Uncuts Carl Gibson, successfully shut down a BP gas station in response to the companys $9.9 billion tax credit from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which nearly matches the EPAs entire annual operating budget.

Polluters marched in the streets, chanting, Make polluters pay, not the EPA.

Author Nicholas Shaxson, whom I previously interviewed for this blog, also participated in some guerrilla activism with US Uncut at a Verizon store in the District. Verizon is a multibillion-dollar corporation that pays lower tax rates than you do, and the company is able to do this by creatively redirecting its profits to their foreign wireless partner, and favorite target of the UK Uncut movement, Vodafone.

US Uncut snuck Shaxson, who is on the tail end of his book tour, into a Verizon store and set up a table onto which they dumped copies of his book, Treasure Island, which details the nefarious tax dodging habits of the worlds elites and corporations. Shaxson started signing away.

US Uncut DC - Verizon Tax Day Action

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