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National Opinion Poll: Small Business Owners' Views on Taxes and How to Level the Playing Field with Big Business

Small business owners see corporate tax loopholes and accounting gimmicks used to shift U.S. profits offshore to avoid taxes as serious problems, according to an independent nationwide opinion poll. Small business owners think big corporations and the wealthy don’t pay their fair share of taxes, the poll shows. They support increasing taxes on millionaire incomes, letting high-end tax cuts expire, and closing the carried interest loophole that gives big tax breaks to hedge fund managers.

Co-Signed Letter on Corporate Tax Reform to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

Excerpt: We are writing to urge members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to address in their recommendations to Congress serious inequities created by the U.S. corporate income tax code. Many profitable Fortune 500 companies pay no federal income tax at all – yet some members of Congress are pushing for further cuts to corporate income taxes.

October 26, 2011

The Honorable Jeb Hensarling, Co-Chair Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
The Honorable Patty Murray, Co-Chair Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

Letter to Congress: No "Repatriation" Tax Holiday for U.S. Multinationals

June 14, 2011

Dear Senators and Representatives,

As business organizations with small business members throughout the United States, we call upon Congress to reject pleas by U.S. multinational corporations for short and long-term tax holidays on profits held offshore, and to instead close the tax loopholes that reward companies for transferring U.S. profits, jobs and investment abroad.

Minimum Wage

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Bill Moyers Journal with Holly Sklar, Are We Living the American Dream in Reverse? PBS, 6/13/08