Sum of Us helps you support Google shareholders who have urged the corporation to pay its fair share of taxes. You know, so we can pay cops and firefighters, so we can build and maintain roads and bridges and schools, so we can actually create jobs in America. Leave job-creation up to the corporations and, well, you see what you get -- minimal and erratic job creation during Tha Bush Mobb years, and steady but weak job creation during the slightly-less Mobby Obama years. And Google has been using shell corporations abroad to keep at least $24 billion in profits from being taxed in America. If we keep letting corporations move money around in a global shell game, then the burden of paying for cops and firefighters and roads and bridges and schools will fall to small businesses and good folks like you and I. We should pay our share, obviously, but corporations should pay their share, too, and stop hiding behind the "jobs" they don't create when we let them do what they like.
Meanwhile, I have two action alerts relating to labeling of genetically-modified food. The first hits close to home: Food and Water Watch helps you tell your Pennsylvania state legislator to support SB 653, which would mandate labeling of genetically-modified foods. Nine of ten Americans support labeling genetically-modified foods -- labeling, that is! Not "banning"! Also, Take Part helps you tell your Congressfolk to oppose Rep. Pompeo's disastrous food "labeling" bill, H.R. 4432, and support Rep. DeFazio's actual food labeling bill, H.R. 1699. H.R. 1699 would mandate labeling of GMO foods (though it would have overly broad exemptions, in my opinion), and would exempt from punishment folks who can demonstrate they accidentally raised GMO crops thinking they were non-GMO crops as well as folks whose crops get contaminated by GMO seeds. But H.R. 4432 would (among other things!) prevent states like Pennsylvania from passing bills like SB 653. It's like a Goofus and Gallant strip here.