Representatives from Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), along with other local organizations, will speak on tax and budget fairness at a rally at the Capitol today at noon. The event, part of a series called “Truthful Tuesdays” coincides with the income tax deadline today. Press release after the jump.
Speaking of this topic, Americans for Tax Fairness released a report yesterday that is making the rounds arguing that Walmart and the Waltons are receiving nearly $8 billion every year in tax breaks and subsidies from taxpayers. Tax Day is a good day to consider the way our policy choices structure the tax code, including ways that benefit billionaires — though elements of this Walmart report in particular frankly rely on a debatable premise (here’s some pushback from a Forbes columnist).
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Tax Day Rally at the State Capitol
Little Rock, AR — On Tuesday, April 15 at Noon organizations will gather on the steps of the State Capitol to call for a fair and just federal and state tax system and budget. This event is part of a series of events called Truthful Tuesdays. Speakers will include representatives from the Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Speakers will address the problem of corporate tax loopholes and their impact on Arkansas.