#TaxResistance2017: STOP PAYING USA TAXES or REDIRECT THEM!


The illegal administration of #45 and his cohorts in Congress—NOT actually elected by popular vote in many cases—are subjecting the American people to skewed, biased and illegal changes to the USA tax code that only benefit the rich. WE MUST RESIST!

We can do that in many ways, but I strongly suggest a time-honored method, tax resistance: #TaxResistance2017: STOP PAYING USA TAXES or REDIRECT THEM!

If you need inspiration…
“Some tax resisters refuse to pay all or a portion of the taxes due, but then make an equivalent donation to charity. In this way, they demonstrate that the intent of their resistance is not selfish and that they want to use a portion of their earnings to contribute to the common good.

“For instance, Julia Butterfly Hill [environmental activist famous for living in a threatened-to-be-cut-down tree, to save it] resisted about $150,000 in federal taxes, and donated that money to after school programs, arts and cultural programs, community gardens, programs for Native Americans, alternatives to incarceration, and environmental protection programs. She said:

“‘I actually take the money that the IRS says goes to them and I give it to the places where our taxes should be going. And in my letter to the IRS I said: I’m not refusing to pay my taxes. I’m actually paying them but I’m paying them where they belong because you refuse to do so.‘”


photo and quote from Julia Butterfly Hill
from Moved to Refuse | National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, http://www.nwtrcc.org

Above article and quotes from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_resistance

Or, to get encouraged…
Read some theories about how disastrous the newly altered tax code and provisions will be (if they do become law) for FUTURE GOP candidates (YAY!):
Blue-State Republican Revolt Over Tax Bill Could Come Back to Haunt GOP by Ed Kilgore, <em>New York Magazine, 11/16/17
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/11/blue-state-republican-revolt-against-gop-tax-bill-grows.html


shirt and image from the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

If you are too afraid to refuse to pay or redirect your taxes but live in a state/district for which your GOP federal officials are up for re-election, VOTE in 2018!


image from Rachel Murphy Azzara

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