There is a lot of talk about budget sequestration and federal deficit reduction happening in Washington D.C. What has been lost in the conversation is that there are scores of outrageously profitable U.S. corporations who pay little or no federal taxes. The panel of local experts will explore the damaging impact these cuts will have on our community as well as more progressive, revenue-focused approaches to tackling the national debt.
WHO: A group of concerned citizens
WHAT: Panel discussion on the “Dirty Thirty” corporate tax dodgers
WHEN: Wednesday, February 29, 2013 6:30 pm
LOCATION: 220 E 4th St. Waterloo, Ia. The 220E Retail Incubator.
This event is free and open to the public
Chris Schwartz (moderator) – Working Families Win/ADA
U.S. Congressman, Bruce Braley (invited)
Pastor Belinda Creighton-Smith – Faith Temple Baptist Church in Waterloo
Jan Laue – President Iowa Alliance of Retired Americans
Rudy Jones – Director of Community Development Office, City of Waterloo
Steve Abbott – Iowa Federation of Labor Board Member.
Sponsored by: Americans for Democratic Action; Working Families Win; Iowa Alliance of Retired Americans; Iowa Federation of Labor ; Black Hawk Union Council; Communications Workers of American Retiree Chapter 70901; UNIFY for Education Coalition and the Iowa Citizen Action Network.
The “Dirty Thirty” are; Pepco Holdings; General Electric; Paccar; PG&E Corp; Computer Sciences; NiSource; CenterPoint Energy; Tenet Healthcare: Integrys Energy Group; American Electric Power; Con-Way; Ryder System; Baxter International; Wisconsin Energy; Duke Energy; DuPont; Consolidated Edison; Verizon Communications; Interpublic Group; CMS Energy; NextEra Energy; Navistar International; Boeing; Wells Fargo; El Paso; Mattel; Honeywell International; DTE Energy; Corning; and FedEx. (source: Citizens for Tax Justice)