April 12, 2014

Delegate Assembly 2014

Olivia Dahlquist made an excellent recipient of the Paul Mann Youth Activist Award.  Her connection to Beza Threads was a big "sell".  She brought scarves on Friday morning after being recognized on Thursday and receiving her trophy and $50 gift.  She sold out all the scarves and was invited to Summer conference.  She has been involved with Beza Threads since the 8th grade and she is a senior now.  This project protects women and girls and buys them back from traficking in Ethiopia.  Beza Threads has a great web site you should check out.  Olivia has been invited to attend Summer Conference for ISEA and will attend the U of WI in the fall.


Here’s what we know:

Everyday Americans pay more in federal income taxes than some of the nation’s most profitable corporations.


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Twenty-five Fortune 500 corporations paid nothing in federal income taxes between 2008 and 2012, while working families–some of whom are struggling to stay afloat–filed their taxes every year.
Tax handouts to the 288 Fortune 500 companies that were profitable each of those five years cost the nation $362 billion, according to a recent study by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
At our Delegate Assembly in Des Moines I spoke (actually through others since I had laryngitis) about the Valentine Check the state of Iowa pays to our big corporations who also do not pay Iowa taxes.  This issue has to be addressed by those of us who vote.  Anyone who thinks this system will continue a viable capitalistic society is just not thinking.