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This is political, but it does tie in with your lives as writers & artists, so bear with me.
Has anyone noticed that the Boston Globe, The Washington Post and several other newspapers have recently written about the 80 billion dollar tax break for big corporations -- like GE?
Didn't GE just stick it to us and raise rates -- while we put our dreams on hold to work additional jobs -- while our previous, decent jobs have been packed up and sent overseas to someone else?
How does this affect you as a writer or artist? How many of you have lost your state's Film Bureau, as I have? Any kind of incentive or assistance to our field (film & arts) has been slashed and burned. Yet, the gov't feels it necessary to give these big corporations another huge break. Who needs the huge break? GE? Big Corporations? Or you and your family?
We're forced to pay taxes on the pennies we earn. Big coporations should have to pay taxes on the dollars they earn.
The deadline is looming for them to pass this new tax benefit on to the wealthy. You can contact your state senators in the next few hours by phone or e-mail and ask them to please ...
vote NO on HR 4520.
Time is running out on this one.
If you do not know who your state senator is, go to google.com and type in Your State and the word "Senators"...
(Example) "New York State Senators" or "Florida State Senators". Use quotations (" ") around your search words to get better results.
You should get a web page for your senators that will have contact info.
Writers tend to get shit on from all sides. But you actually can have a say in this matter. Protect yourself and your meager bank account. Ask your Senator to stand by the people and vote NO on HR 4520.
It's appalling that this is even being considered.
They need the tax breaks because as the economy keeps getting worse people can't afford to spend money.
Rock the vote. November 2, 2004. I do believe things can get better.
Really sharp, Deb. Here we have a message board already hurting for traffic, and you decide to post a divisive political message that has NOTHING to do with screenwriting, guaranteed to offend around half those who see it.
Not actually 50%. More like 48.7% according to the latest MSN poll.
You think you have Money Problems-- here in Canada we just bought 50 year old Submarines to complete our NEW ARMED FORCES.
On that note- the Boy Scouts have just been called in for Service- Now they are in trouble in the middle east.
Hey, anyone want to swap recipes?
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