Protest Microsoft’s tax avoidance, this Thursday in Bellevue
Action for the American Dream
ORGANIZED ACTION NEAR MICROSOFT CAMPUS BELLEVUE
One hundred twelve of us did it last November when we Occupied Sammamish at 128th. We can do it again with your help. Bring a friend!
When: Thursday, April 26 3:30-5:00
Meet: At the Bellevue North Community Center. Park nearest the street. Please carpool or take public transportation (e.g., Metro Transit Route 221 — see Metro’s trip planner). Entrance just north of 148th Ave NE. and NE 40th St. Demonstrating on 40th.
Goal: To let the traffic leaving Microsoft know about our Progressive Agenda, especially about the need for Microsoft to pay their fair share in state taxes!
Organized by: Sammamish/Issaquah MoveOn.Org House Group (facebook page)
Weather: Seems it may not be cooperating….unless there are sheets of rain or a storm we will GO. I will send an email by noon if we need to cancel.
Some of you have signed up to carry the 11 American Dream signs. Others might want to read the report below by David Spring and make appropriate signs.
Last year, Microsoft reported making a record profit of $23 billion on $73 billion in sales. Had Microsoft paid their fair share of State Business and Occupation taxes, they would have paid 1.5 Percent times $73 billion – or one billion dollars in State taxes. This still would have left Microsoft a record profit of $22 billion – and they could have deducted the one billion in State taxes from their federal taxes. Instead, despite $23 billion in record profits, Microsoft paid next to nothing in State taxes last year!
In this report, we will detail why the Microsoft Billion Dollar Per year Tax Scam not only risks the future of one million children – who must endure some of the lowest funded most over-crowded schools in the nation – but also has robbed our families of tens of thousands of jobs here in Washington State. Tax Breaks for Wealthy Multinational Corporations Do Not Create Jobs…Just the opposite, they cost jobs!
“LET’S TREAT THIS BEAUTIFUL MOVEMENT AS IF IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD. BECAUSE IT IS.” NAOMI KLEIN FROM HER SPEECH TO OCCUPY WALL STREET OCT. 6, 2011.