Main Street Members Took to the Media on Tax Day

On Tax Day, Main Street Alliance members from Oregon to Florida placed op-eds and letters to the editor in local and national publications to call on Congress to establish rules that hold large multinational corporations accountable to pay the taxes they owe. Check out some of the clips of the work that went on across our network. 

Oregon:

The Hill- Op-ed: Small businesses pay their taxes. Why don’t big corporations?- http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/276424-small-businesses-pay-their-taxes-why-dont-big-corporations

The Skanner- Op-ed: Panama Papers Should Re-Ignite Focus on Closing Shell Companies and Tax Havens-http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23734-panama-papers-should-re-ignite-focus-on-closing-shell-companies-and-tax-havens

The Portland Observer- Op-ed: Shady Shell Companies and Tax Havens- http://portlandobserver.com/news/2016/apr/27/shady-shell-companies-and-tax-havens/

The Daily Journal of Commerce- Op-ed: Corporate Tax Dodging Threatens Public Projects-http://djcoregon.com/news/2016/04/14/op-ed-public-suffering-because-of-tax-dodging-corporations/

The Atlantic- Quote: The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance- http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/corporate-tax-avoidance/478293/

Oxfam America Blog- Quote: Top 50 US companies stash a trillion dollars offshore while benefiting from trillions in government support- http://www.oxfamamerica.org/press/top-50-us-companies-stash-a-trillion-dollars-offshore-while-benefitting-from-trillions-in-government-support/

Borderzine- Quote: Top US companies stash over a trillion dollars in offshore tax havens- http://borderzine.com/2016/04/top-u-s-companies-stash-over-a-trillion-dollars-in-offshore-tax-havens/

Blue Oregon- Op-ed: Steer clear of rewards for corporate tax dodging-http://www.blueoregon.com/2016/04/steer-clear-rewards-corporate-tax-dodging/

Florida:

Tampa Bay Times- Letter: Big business doesn’t pay fair share of taxes - http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/saturdays-letters-big-business-doesnt-pay-fair-share-of-taxes/2273363

Palm Beach Post- Letter: Offshore subsidies unfair to majority- http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/letters/nq55z/

Ohio:

Columbus Dispatch- Letter: To some, Tax Day is no big deal- http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2016/04/17/1-tax-day.html

Cincinnati Enquirer- Op-ed: Companies Skipping Out on Their Tabs -http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/03/31/opinion-companies-skipping-tabs/82472480/

Illinois:

Chicago Tribune- Op-ed: Tax Day should mean something to big corporations, too- http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/community/chi-ugc-article-tax-day-should-mean-something-to-big-corporat-1-2016-04-12-story.html

Chicago Daily Herald- Letter: Tax laws favor corporations over small businesses- http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160416/discuss/160418955/ 

Iowa:

The Des Moines Register- Op-ed: Big corporations sat out on Tax Day again this year-http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2016/04/25/big-corporations-sat-out-tax-day-again-year/83515466/

USA Today- Op-ed: Big corporations sat out on Tax Day again this year- http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2016/04/25/big-corporations-sat-out-tax-day-again-year/83515466/

Vermont:

Times-Argus- Op-ed: Tax Day–the real April fools http://www.timesargus.com/article/20160416/OPINION01/160419730

Maine:

Bangor Daily News- Event coverage/Quote: Maine group joins in post-Panama papers lobby effort-  https://bangordailynews.com/2016/04/12/business/maine-group-joins-in-post-panama-papers-lobbying-effort/?ref=moreInstate

New Jersey:

Politico- Quote: More tax breaks- State EDA approves $113 million in tax breaks- http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/new-jersey-playbook/2016/04/hespe-ominous-on-ac-schools-njea-walks-back-ac-takeover-statement-new-brunswick-courts-george-lucas-213724#ixzz45qJTGHAI 

NJ.com- Event coverage/Quote: NJ small businesses: Tax breaks for big corporations unfair to us-  http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/04/nj_small_businesses_take_aim_at_tax_subsidies_for.html

The Record- Event coverage/Quote: Companies that battled regulators receive millions in tax breaks-http://www.northjersey.com/news/companies-that-battled-regulators-receive-millions-in-tax-breaks-from-nj-1.1543343

NJ Spotlight- Event coverage/Quote: Does New Jersey’s largesse to large corporations hurt small businesses? -http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/04/13/does-new-jersey-s-largesse-to-large-corporations-hurt-small-businesses/

Newsworks.org- Event coverage/Quote: Group questions NJ’s use of tax incentives to attract companies-http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/92821-group-questions-njs-use-of-tax-incentives-to-attract-companies

NJ.com- Mention: No NJ estate tax cut without transportation funding fix- http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/04/prieto_says_no_nj_estate_tax_cut_without_transport.html

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