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NEA Takes On Corporate Tax Loopholes

April 10, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker As the deadline approaches for Americans to file their taxes, a significant portion of profitable corporations may not pay a dime. The reason? Corporate tax loopholes. Through a new campaign, the National Education Association is exposing the true cost of corporate tax loopholes…a shrinking middle class and the erosion of critical services, [...]

How Corporate Tax Loopholes Defund the American Dream

March 18, 2012 by twalker  
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By Amanda Litvinov and Dwight Holmes As more middle class Americans than ever before wring their weary hands over whether to pay down their student loans or make their next mortgage payment, corporations are also experiencing a history-making moment. They’re sitting on record profits, and are taxed at historically low rates. Between 2001 and 2010, [...]

Corporate Tax Loopholes Under Scrutiny

January 3, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker As state governments struggle with bleak fiscal outlooks in 2012 and drastic budget cuts continue to take affect, many citizens still assume that lawmakers have tapped into every available source of revenue. Still, a creeping sense that not everyone has been paying their fair share has shifted the conversation. Widespread news coverage [...]

Children Paying the Price for Deficit Reduction

November 4, 2011 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker Lawmakers at every level of government often say severe budget-cutting measures are necessary so that “our children” aren’t saddled with the national debt. While no one disputes the importance of deficit reduction, it is the nation’s children who have been bearing the brunt of the budget-slashing frenzy that has taken hold in [...]

White House Calls on Educators to Support the Jobs Bill

September 14, 2011 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker In a conference call with more than 2,000 educators earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden provided specifics on how the $447 billion American Jobs Act will help save educators jobs and modernize school buildings across the country. Biden urged all educators to call their representatives and senators to push for a [...]

As School Year Begins, States Reel From Education Cuts

August 30, 2011 by twalker  
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By Alain Jehlen and Tim Walker Most school districts are heading into their third straight year of funding cuts, and students will pay the price. The Center for Education Policy (CEP) and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), two independent think tanks, recently surveyed the national budget landscape and detailed the extent of [...]

What the Bush Tax Cuts Are Costing Education

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By Tim Walker Recent polls show the public’s pessimism over the economy is on the rise, an anxiety fed by lagging job growth but also by the reckless budget-slashing on Capitol Hill. While the general idea of “cutting spending” has public support, when confronted with the details – particularly in the FY12 budget passed by [...]

Will Corporations Ever Share in the Sacrifice?

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By Tim Walker Across the nation, public education, health care, and other critical services are getting slashed because, as many politicians love to say, “We’re broke.” Apparently it’s the fault of the middle class, so the burden of restoring fiscal stability has been placed on the shoulders of working men and women. It’s time to [...]