H.R. 1711/S. 780, the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act, would do a great deal to stop the flow of corporate money into overseas tax havens. The bill would end the practice of "corporate inversion" -- by which American corporations merge with foreign corporations in order to "become" foreign corporations and avoid paying taxes here -- by treating all corporations that do most of their business here (or if most of the shareholders haven't changed) as American corporations. The bill would also subject "offshore" profits to the same corporate tax rate as domestic profits (although of course it would continue to exclude foreign taxes paid). Afraid to act on this bill because Republicans won't pass it? "Republicans won't pass it" is the very reason to act on this bill -- let them explain how pro-corporate, and anti-person, they are! CREDO helps you tell your Congressfolk to fight real tax evasion by passing the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our government to stop spying on journalists covering our Administration's ongoing humanitarian crisis at our Southern border, then Progress America (among other organizations) still helps you do that. Various immigration-related government agencies have been monitoring journalists and then handing over the data to our Department of Homeland (sic) Security (sic); anyone think maybe getting a warrant before spying on people would be a good idea? Or is that too quaint? To those who would say that we shouldn't bother getting warrants because the situation is "so dire," I would ask: why would we think journalists covering the humanitarian crisis is causing the crisis, or exacerbating it? And to those who exclaim OBUMMER GASSEDZ TEH CHILDRENZ!!!!!, I would merely say that changing the subject concedes the point.
Finally, Americans for Tax Fairness helps you tell our Treasury Secretary to stop preventing our House of Representatives from getting our President's tax returns. People who call the House's attempt to get these tax returns a "WITCH HUNT!" should do three things: a) slap themselves, b) consider that calling something like this a "witch hunt" insults the memory of all the good women who died in real witch hunts, and c) recall that every Presidential nominee since Richard Nixon in 1968 has voluntarily released their tax returns. Frankly, what little we know of his tax returns suggests he's broken the law multiple times over the years, and the only folks who think he won't release them because he's under audit are the folks who want to believe it. And no, this doesn't set a "bad precedent" for the rest of America, because anyone might have to answer for their law-breaking at any time.