Chuck Collins

11 Reasons to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry

A future without oil, coal, and gas companies is being forged by individual, institutional and religious investors

There is a robust debate happening in university halls, around religious congregations, and at individual kitchen tables nationwide. The driving question: Should we divest from the fossil fuel industry?

 

TO DIVEST OR NOT DIVEST?

The Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuel Divestment

Talking Points

MAY 13th FORUM: DIVEST OR NOT DIVEST?

99 to 1:

 

How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It 

The focus of the worldwide Occupy protests is creating a world that works for 99% of people and businesses, not just the richest and most powerful 1%. But who are the 99%? Who are the 1

http://inequality.org/99to1/

Tax Day 2011: "The More You Make, The Less You Pay"

Corporations are dodging taxes, governments are cutting social services, and Americans are fed up. How they're fighting back.

 At a time when federal and state lawmakers are grappling with huge budget deficits, the impact of corporate tax dodging is getting vigorous attention.

On Tax Day, Remember the Tax Dodgers

If corporations and households with $1 million income paid at the same levels they did in 1961, the Treasury would collect an additional $716 billion a year – or $7 trillion over a decade.

As you pony up to pay your taxes – or fill out forms to get back a portion of what Uncle Sam has already withheld from your paycheck – pause to contemplate how wealthy and corporate tax dodgers deal with Tax Day.

What Would Jesus Tax?

In the face of state and federal budget cuts, many of us have been fasting and contemplating the question: “What would Jesus cut?“ In light of tax day, however, we might equally contemplate: “What would Jesus tax?” 

After all, a great deal of our budgetary stress is the result of declining revenue, thanks to the economic downturn and decades of tax cuts.

Finally, Obama's Talking about Taxing the Wealthy

He has public opinion on his side.

President Obama has broken through the silence about revenue in Washington's dominant budget and deficit debate.

 "At a time when the tax burden on the wealthy is at its lowest level in half a century, the most fortunate among us can afford to pay a little more," Obama said in a speech at Georgetown University on Wednesday. "I don't need another tax cut. Warren Buffett doesn't need another tax cut."

Unnecessary Shutdown, Unnecessary Austerity

Government must stop doling out ever-larger tax breaks to the superrich and vast corporations.

Have you heard? America is broke, according to many governors and lawmakers.

They're calling for deep cuts in teacher pay, firing cops, slashing medical services for working-class kids, and scrapping other essential services to narrow state and federal budget deficits.

We Don't Need to Shut Down the Government: Tax the Wealthy and Deadbeat Corporations to Close Budget Gaps

If corporations and households with $1 million income paid at the same levels they did in 1961, the Treasury would collect an additional $716 billion a year.

 

Hey Congress, Want $400 Billion in New Annual Revenue?

Government must stop doling out ever-larger tax breaks to the superrich and vast corporations.

 Have you heard? America is broke, according to many governors and lawmakers.

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