Another day, another corporation thinking of "moving" to another country so it can reduce the taxes it owes to America, even though it's not actually going to uproot all its American stores and fire all its American workers. This time it's Walgreens, now America's largest pharmacy chain (even bigger than CVS and Rite Aid), and it wants to "move" to Switzerland by buying a large European drug wholesaler, which move would mean that foreign citizens would own at least 20 percent of its stock. And by doing this, Walgreens would pay less money to state and federal governments, which means less money for cops, firefighters, roads, libraries, and other services citizens enjoy -- and it would also shift a bigger part of that tax burden onto people and small businesses. And where does Walgreens get over one dollar out of every four dollars in sales? From Medicare and Medicaid, that's where. So we're going to let them get away with paying less in taxes but we're still going to give them taxpayer handouts? Here comes the bad PR stick! CREDO helps you tell Walgreens's CEO to "stay put" in America and reject using a loophole in the law to avoid paying its fair share of taxes.
Meanwhile, S.J.Res. 19 -- which would amend the U.S. Constitution so that federal and state governments could pass campaign finance laws, including laws limiting campaign spending -- still hasn't received a full vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, leaving us to wonder if Democrats' resolve on this issue has shaken, or if their resolve wasn't that stiff to begin with. You may well wonder about these things often when pondering the actions of Democrats, but one more time: it doesn't matter what they want, it matters what we want, and when polls find that more than two-thirds of rank-and-file Republicans think the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling is utter bunkum, you can be safe in the knowledge that public opinion has nailed it. And the other side doesn't even bother arguing the point anymore -- they simply tell lies about our efforts to keep those with money from drowning out the voices of those without. After all, not having money may be inconvenient, but it's not a scarlet letter. Hence Roots Action helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass S.J.Res. 19 and begin the work of ending the twin lies of corporate "personhood" and money "equaling" speech.