Tax cheats face multiple protests in Humboldt County
Protests across the nation are targeting America’s biggest tax cheats — corporations that rake in the dough but pay less than the average citizens. The rallies are part of a campaign called “Make Them Pay.”
The biggest cheaters include GE, Bank of America, Google, BP, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Boeing, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Chase and Verizon, according to organizers at MoveOn and US Uncut.
In Humboldt County, focus is on Bank of America, principal owner of (among other entities) Eureka’s newspaper, the Times-Standard. There will be 3 chances for you to participate.
Friday, April 15 (hosted by Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County)
- 12 NOON at Bank of America, Henderson Center, Eureka, CA
- 5:00pm. at Bank of America, On the Plaza, Arcata, CA
Monday, April 18 (hosted by MoveOn)
- 4:30pm at Bank of America, corner of 4th and F Streets, Eureka, CA
“During these difficult economic times, when all Americans are being asked to sacrifice, it is simply wrong that Bank of America is shirking their American duty to pay their taxes,” said Susana Munzell, coordinator for the Redwood Council of Moveon.org. “We are protesting on Tax Day because corporate tax dodgers have a responsibility to our community and our nation to pay their fair share. We pay our taxes. Bank of America should too.”
Movie fans might also remember BofA’s tasteless practice brought to light by Michael Moore’s documentary Capitalism: A Love Story where the financial wizards take out life insurance policies on employees in order to reap the profits when they die.