The Obama Administration has made some noise lately about "corporate inversions" -- where a corporation merges with or buys another, foreign corporation so it can reincorporate in that foreign nation and avoid paying American taxes -- but its Treasury Department's moves to make such inversions harder probably won't do that much, not as much as if Congress were to pass H.R. 4679/S. 2360, the Stop Corporate Inversions Act, so Public Citizen helps you tell your Congressfolk to stop corporations to evade their duty to pay their taxes and support the Stop Corporate Inversions Act. The bill would essentially subject inverted corporations to the American corporate tax code if the management and the business of the resulting corporation still mostly occurs in the United States -- in other words, if the corporation really hasn't moved any damn where. Let me guess how Republicans respond: TEH JOBZ IT KILLZ!!!! But giving corporations an unearned tax break doesn't create jobs -- corporations only create jobs if we make them, and if the alternative is that our government takes it, they'll do it.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressman to support S. 631, the Healthy Families Act, which would ensure that all Americans earn paid sick leave, then Moms Rising still helps you do that. Let me guess how this bill's opponents respond: if you give employees sick days, they'll just use them frivolously. This crap comes from the people who say they trust you, not government! But CEOs who actually run their corporations -- versus those who just suck money out of their corporations like parasites, who sadly seem to have all the sway with Congressfolk -- will happily tell you that having a sick worker sneeze and cough all over everything is a lot worse than simply paying that worker to stay home and rest up. I guess once this bill's opponents realize that everyone thinks they're a bunch of Scrooges, they'll say we can't afford it. Jesus Mary and Joseph the House just rammed through nearly $30 billion in corporate tax cuts that won't stimulate the economy and will most likely just wind up in the pockets of CEOs. Giving the American people seven paid sick days surely isn't a hardship.