From www.TaxDodgers.net
Occupy Wall Street “Tax Dodgers” in the Baseball Hall of Fame
To the mutual astonishment of both sports fans and political activists, The Tax Dodgers, Occupy Wall Street’s satirical baseball team, have just been put on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. 

The fictional baseball team features an “all star lineup” of  wealthy corporations who have used loopholes and lobbying to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. The list of “players” include General Electric, Bank of America, Verizon, Exxon Mobile, ConEdison, Wells Fargo and more. The team is accompanied by their own hula-hooping cheerleading squad The Corporate Loopholes. 

"We’re the best team that corporate money can buy," said a player dressed as GE. "We always win because we rig game, rewrite the playbook, and pay off the umpires."
The team’s uniforms feature lettering evoking the classic Brooklyn dodgers, circa 1957.  All players share the same number, 1%. 

MONEYBALL
While the project is clearly humorous, the issues they raise are no laughing matter. Tax Policy groups have estimated that corporate tax dodging costs the US $100 Billion a year, at a time when the country is being forced to consider budget cuts to basic services like health care, housing, education and social security. 
Wells Fargo commended the teams success: “We’ve consistently knocked it out of the park. And the roads, schools and hospitals.”
While the average tax rate for Americans is around 35%, some of the wealthiest corporations have found ways to avoid paying altogether. For example, General Electric paid zero taxes in 2010, and then still received over $3 Billion in refunds and rebates. This equalled a negative 45% tax rate. 

Watch video of Tax Dodgers at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 
Another player, Google, offered his appreciation to fans:  “None of this would be possible without the support of patriotic, hardworking Americans. We would like to thank all of you for paying taxes to keep this great country running….so that we don’t have to.”

TAX DAY IS PAY DAY
The team formed in January and first performed to a crowd of Verizon workers in front the company’s headquarters in New York City. A week later they were in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, GE headquarters “to help celebrate their record-breaking achievements”.  Since then, the team has made several unannounced appearances.
On Tax Day, April 17, the Tax Dodgers attempted to enter Trump Tower, where Donald Trump was throwing a birthday party for Anne Romney and a fundraiser for her husband and presidential candidate. To honor the occasion, the team brought along their team mascot, a giant 7-foot-tall dancing baseball glove named ‘MITT’.  The smiles of the guests indicated that they initially thought the team was  hired entertainment, until the police did not allow them entry. Each of Mrs. Romney’s well attired guests then had to confront the team as they exited. 
The team serenaded the finely attired guests with a rendition of “Take Me Out To The Tax Game” as the team’s cheerleaders, the Corporate Loopholes, offered a choreographer chant: “Bermuda! The Caymans! Those are the best tax havens! Bahamas! Aruba! Too bad we can’t use Cuba!”
Later that same day, the team lead a march of 2,000 union members, which ended near the Post Office as people dashed in to file their taxes at the last minute. “We understand that for many people, Tax Day is not always happy day, since you have to make some sacrifice for the common good. But for us, Tax Day is pay day. Yeeehaw!”
The team then distributed envelopes to the crowd with ‘real money’ that contained an amount more than what GE, Verizon and Bank of America paid in taxes combined. Inside was a single penny. 
MVP AWARD
Last Sunday, the team appeared at CitiField before the Mets played the LA Dodgers. As the crowds assembled in front of the main entrance to the stadium, the Tax Dodgers presented an award to their star player, CitiBank, for it’s success in “stealing homes”. Citibank, a major recipient of over $45 BIllion federal bailouts, was recently fined $189 million for committing massive mortgage fraud. 
"For helping to make the economy DOA, we proudly present Citibank with the award for MVP." Said Goldman Sachs, Team Captain.  CitiBank then received a golden trophy in the shape of a homeplate, with the word ‘foreclosed’ attached it. 
GAME ON!
Afterwards, the 1% team went to Occupy Town Square in Jackson heights and challenged local residents to play against them in a live baseball game, where a “99%” team was picked directly from the audience. However, once the corporate team fell behind 5-2, a ‘donation’ to the umpire appeared to shift all the calls in their favor. Outraged, the 99% team as well as many spectators on the sidelines stormed the infield, locked arms together and ‘occupied’ home plate, preventing the Tax Dodgers from cheating any further. 
One  99% player elicited cheers when he yelled: ‘Corporate Tax Dodgers, we refuse to play your game any longer. We are calling you OUT!” 
—- 
The Tax Dodgers is a project involving several Occupy Wall Street groups, including the Performance and Puppetry Guild. The project was initiated in partnership with local unions, chief among them United NY. The team is launching their Kickstarter campaign soon, in order to raise funds to create more Tax Dodgers groups across the country.   If you would like to join the team - or play against them - visit: www.taxdodgers.net

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From www.TaxDodgers.net

Occupy Wall Street “Tax Dodgers” in the Baseball Hall of Fame

To the mutual astonishment of both sports fans and political activists, The Tax Dodgers, Occupy Wall Street’s satirical baseball team, have just been put on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. 

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The fictional baseball team features an “all star lineup” of  wealthy corporations who have used loopholes and lobbying to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. The list of “players” include General Electric, Bank of America, Verizon, Exxon Mobile, ConEdison, Wells Fargo and more. The team is accompanied by their own hula-hooping cheerleading squad The Corporate Loopholes. 

Photobucket

"We’re the best team that corporate money can buy," said a player dressed as GE. "We always win because we rig game, rewrite the playbook, and pay off the umpires."

The team’s uniforms feature lettering evoking the classic Brooklyn dodgers, circa 1957.  All players share the same number, 1%. 

Photobucket

MONEYBALL

While the project is clearly humorous, the issues they raise are no laughing matter. Tax Policy groups have estimated that corporate tax dodging costs the US $100 Billion a year, at a time when the country is being forced to consider budget cuts to basic services like health care, housing, education and social security. 

Wells Fargo commended the teams success: “We’ve consistently knocked it out of the park. And the roads, schools and hospitals.”

While the average tax rate for Americans is around 35%, some of the wealthiest corporations have found ways to avoid paying altogether. For example, General Electric paid zero taxes in 2010, and then still received over $3 Billion in refunds and rebates. This equalled a negative 45% tax rate. 

Watch video of Tax Dodgers at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Another player, Google, offered his appreciation to fans:  “None of this would be possible without the support of patriotic, hardworking Americans. We would like to thank all of you for paying taxes to keep this great country running….so that we don’t have to.”

Photobucket

TAX DAY IS PAY DAY

The team formed in January and first performed to a crowd of Verizon workers in front the company’s headquarters in New York City. A week later they were in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, GE headquarters “to help celebrate their record-breaking achievements”.  Since then, the team has made several unannounced appearances.

On Tax Day, April 17, the Tax Dodgers attempted to enter Trump Tower, where Donald Trump was throwing a birthday party for Anne Romney and a fundraiser for her husband and presidential candidate. To honor the occasion, the team brought along their team mascot, a giant 7-foot-tall dancing baseball glove named ‘MITT’.  The smiles of the guests indicated that they initially thought the team was  hired entertainment, until the police did not allow them entry. Each of Mrs. Romney’s well attired guests then had to confront the team as they exited. 

The team serenaded the finely attired guests with a rendition of “Take Me Out To The Tax Game” as the team’s cheerleaders, the Corporate Loopholes, offered a choreographer chant: “Bermuda! The Caymans! Those are the best tax havens! Bahamas! Aruba! Too bad we can’t use Cuba!”

Later that same day, the team lead a march of 2,000 union members, which ended near the Post Office as people dashed in to file their taxes at the last minute. “We understand that for many people, Tax Day is not always happy day, since you have to make some sacrifice for the common good. But for us, Tax Day is pay day. Yeeehaw!”

The team then distributed envelopes to the crowd with ‘real money’ that contained an amount more than what GE, Verizon and Bank of America paid in taxes combined. Inside was a single penny. 

MVP AWARD

Last Sunday, the team appeared at CitiField before the Mets played the LA Dodgers. As the crowds assembled in front of the main entrance to the stadium, the Tax Dodgers presented an award to their star player, CitiBank, for it’s success in “stealing homes”. Citibank, a major recipient of over $45 BIllion federal bailouts, was recently fined $189 million for committing massive mortgage fraud. 

"For helping to make the economy DOA, we proudly present Citibank with the award for MVP." Said Goldman Sachs, Team Captain.  CitiBank then received a golden trophy in the shape of a homeplate, with the word ‘foreclosed’ attached it. 

GAME ON!

Afterwards, the 1% team went to Occupy Town Square in Jackson heights and challenged local residents to play against them in a live baseball game, where a “99%” team was picked directly from the audience. However, once the corporate team fell behind 5-2, a ‘donation’ to the umpire appeared to shift all the calls in their favor. Outraged, the 99% team as well as many spectators on the sidelines stormed the infield, locked arms together and ‘occupied’ home plate, preventing the Tax Dodgers from cheating any further. 

One  99% player elicited cheers when he yelled: ‘Corporate Tax Dodgers, we refuse to play your game any longer. We are calling you OUT!” 

—- 

The Tax Dodgers is a project involving several Occupy Wall Street groups, including the Performance and Puppetry Guild. The project was initiated in partnership with local unions, chief among them United NY. The team is launching their Kickstarter campaign soon, in order to raise funds to create more Tax Dodgers groups across the country.   If you would like to join the team - or play against them - visit: www.taxdodgers.net



From www.TaxDodgers.net
Occupy Wall Street “Tax Dodgers” in the Baseball Hall of Fame
To the mutual astonishment of both sports fans and political activists, The Tax Dodgers, Occupy Wall Street’s satirical baseball team, have just been put on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. 

The fictional baseball team features an “all star lineup” of  wealthy corporations who have used loopholes and lobbying to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. The list of “players” include General Electric, Bank of America, Verizon, Exxon Mobile, ConEdison, Wells Fargo and more. The team is accompanied by their own hula-hooping cheerleading squad The Corporate Loopholes. 

"We’re the best team that corporate money can buy," said a player dressed as GE. "We always win because we rig game, rewrite the playbook, and pay off the umpires."
The team’s uniforms feature lettering evoking the classic Brooklyn dodgers, circa 1957.  All players share the same number, 1%. 

MONEYBALL
While the project is clearly humorous, the issues they raise are no laughing matter. Tax Policy groups have estimated that corporate tax dodging costs the US $100 Billion a year, at a time when the country is being forced to consider budget cuts to basic services like health care, housing, education and social security. 
Wells Fargo commended the teams success: “We’ve consistently knocked it out of the park. And the roads, schools and hospitals.”
While the average tax rate for Americans is around 35%, some of the wealthiest corporations have found ways to avoid paying altogether. For example, General Electric paid zero taxes in 2010, and then still received over $3 Billion in refunds and rebates. This equalled a negative 45% tax rate. 

Watch video of Tax Dodgers at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 
Another player, Google, offered his appreciation to fans:  “None of this would be possible without the support of patriotic, hardworking Americans. We would like to thank all of you for paying taxes to keep this great country running….so that we don’t have to.”

TAX DAY IS PAY DAY
The team formed in January and first performed to a crowd of Verizon workers in front the company’s headquarters in New York City. A week later they were in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, GE headquarters “to help celebrate their record-breaking achievements”.  Since then, the team has made several unannounced appearances.
On Tax Day, April 17, the Tax Dodgers attempted to enter Trump Tower, where Donald Trump was throwing a birthday party for Anne Romney and a fundraiser for her husband and presidential candidate. To honor the occasion, the team brought along their team mascot, a giant 7-foot-tall dancing baseball glove named ‘MITT’.  The smiles of the guests indicated that they initially thought the team was  hired entertainment, until the police did not allow them entry. Each of Mrs. Romney’s well attired guests then had to confront the team as they exited. 
The team serenaded the finely attired guests with a rendition of “Take Me Out To The Tax Game” as the team’s cheerleaders, the Corporate Loopholes, offered a choreographer chant: “Bermuda! The Caymans! Those are the best tax havens! Bahamas! Aruba! Too bad we can’t use Cuba!”
Later that same day, the team lead a march of 2,000 union members, which ended near the Post Office as people dashed in to file their taxes at the last minute. “We understand that for many people, Tax Day is not always happy day, since you have to make some sacrifice for the common good. But for us, Tax Day is pay day. Yeeehaw!”
The team then distributed envelopes to the crowd with ‘real money’ that contained an amount more than what GE, Verizon and Bank of America paid in taxes combined. Inside was a single penny. 
MVP AWARD
Last Sunday, the team appeared at CitiField before the Mets played the LA Dodgers. As the crowds assembled in front of the main entrance to the stadium, the Tax Dodgers presented an award to their star player, CitiBank, for it’s success in “stealing homes”. Citibank, a major recipient of over $45 BIllion federal bailouts, was recently fined $189 million for committing massive mortgage fraud. 
"For helping to make the economy DOA, we proudly present Citibank with the award for MVP." Said Goldman Sachs, Team Captain.  CitiBank then received a golden trophy in the shape of a homeplate, with the word ‘foreclosed’ attached it. 
GAME ON!
Afterwards, the 1% team went to Occupy Town Square in Jackson heights and challenged local residents to play against them in a live baseball game, where a “99%” team was picked directly from the audience. However, once the corporate team fell behind 5-2, a ‘donation’ to the umpire appeared to shift all the calls in their favor. Outraged, the 99% team as well as many spectators on the sidelines stormed the infield, locked arms together and ‘occupied’ home plate, preventing the Tax Dodgers from cheating any further. 
One  99% player elicited cheers when he yelled: ‘Corporate Tax Dodgers, we refuse to play your game any longer. We are calling you OUT!” 
—- 
The Tax Dodgers is a project involving several Occupy Wall Street groups, including the Performance and Puppetry Guild. The project was initiated in partnership with local unions, chief among them United NY. The team is launching their Kickstarter campaign soon, in order to raise funds to create more Tax Dodgers groups across the country.   If you would like to join the team - or play against them - visit: www.taxdodgers.net

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From www.TaxDodgers.net

Occupy Wall Street “Tax Dodgers” in the Baseball Hall of Fame

To the mutual astonishment of both sports fans and political activists, The Tax Dodgers, Occupy Wall Street’s satirical baseball team, have just been put on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. 

Photobucket

The fictional baseball team features an “all star lineup” of  wealthy corporations who have used loopholes and lobbying to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. The list of “players” include General Electric, Bank of America, Verizon, Exxon Mobile, ConEdison, Wells Fargo and more. The team is accompanied by their own hula-hooping cheerleading squad The Corporate Loopholes. 

Photobucket

"We’re the best team that corporate money can buy," said a player dressed as GE. "We always win because we rig game, rewrite the playbook, and pay off the umpires."

The team’s uniforms feature lettering evoking the classic Brooklyn dodgers, circa 1957.  All players share the same number, 1%. 

Photobucket

MONEYBALL

While the project is clearly humorous, the issues they raise are no laughing matter. Tax Policy groups have estimated that corporate tax dodging costs the US $100 Billion a year, at a time when the country is being forced to consider budget cuts to basic services like health care, housing, education and social security. 

Wells Fargo commended the teams success: “We’ve consistently knocked it out of the park. And the roads, schools and hospitals.”

While the average tax rate for Americans is around 35%, some of the wealthiest corporations have found ways to avoid paying altogether. For example, General Electric paid zero taxes in 2010, and then still received over $3 Billion in refunds and rebates. This equalled a negative 45% tax rate. 

Watch video of Tax Dodgers at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Another player, Google, offered his appreciation to fans:  “None of this would be possible without the support of patriotic, hardworking Americans. We would like to thank all of you for paying taxes to keep this great country running….so that we don’t have to.”

Photobucket

TAX DAY IS PAY DAY

The team formed in January and first performed to a crowd of Verizon workers in front the company’s headquarters in New York City. A week later they were in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, GE headquarters “to help celebrate their record-breaking achievements”.  Since then, the team has made several unannounced appearances.

On Tax Day, April 17, the Tax Dodgers attempted to enter Trump Tower, where Donald Trump was throwing a birthday party for Anne Romney and a fundraiser for her husband and presidential candidate. To honor the occasion, the team brought along their team mascot, a giant 7-foot-tall dancing baseball glove named ‘MITT’.  The smiles of the guests indicated that they initially thought the team was  hired entertainment, until the police did not allow them entry. Each of Mrs. Romney’s well attired guests then had to confront the team as they exited. 

The team serenaded the finely attired guests with a rendition of “Take Me Out To The Tax Game” as the team’s cheerleaders, the Corporate Loopholes, offered a choreographer chant: “Bermuda! The Caymans! Those are the best tax havens! Bahamas! Aruba! Too bad we can’t use Cuba!”

Later that same day, the team lead a march of 2,000 union members, which ended near the Post Office as people dashed in to file their taxes at the last minute. “We understand that for many people, Tax Day is not always happy day, since you have to make some sacrifice for the common good. But for us, Tax Day is pay day. Yeeehaw!”

The team then distributed envelopes to the crowd with ‘real money’ that contained an amount more than what GE, Verizon and Bank of America paid in taxes combined. Inside was a single penny. 

MVP AWARD

Last Sunday, the team appeared at CitiField before the Mets played the LA Dodgers. As the crowds assembled in front of the main entrance to the stadium, the Tax Dodgers presented an award to their star player, CitiBank, for it’s success in “stealing homes”. Citibank, a major recipient of over $45 BIllion federal bailouts, was recently fined $189 million for committing massive mortgage fraud. 

"For helping to make the economy DOA, we proudly present Citibank with the award for MVP." Said Goldman Sachs, Team Captain.  CitiBank then received a golden trophy in the shape of a homeplate, with the word ‘foreclosed’ attached it. 

GAME ON!

Afterwards, the 1% team went to Occupy Town Square in Jackson heights and challenged local residents to play against them in a live baseball game, where a “99%” team was picked directly from the audience. However, once the corporate team fell behind 5-2, a ‘donation’ to the umpire appeared to shift all the calls in their favor. Outraged, the 99% team as well as many spectators on the sidelines stormed the infield, locked arms together and ‘occupied’ home plate, preventing the Tax Dodgers from cheating any further. 

One  99% player elicited cheers when he yelled: ‘Corporate Tax Dodgers, we refuse to play your game any longer. We are calling you OUT!” 

—- 

The Tax Dodgers is a project involving several Occupy Wall Street groups, including the Performance and Puppetry Guild. The project was initiated in partnership with local unions, chief among them United NY. The team is launching their Kickstarter campaign soon, in order to raise funds to create more Tax Dodgers groups across the country.   If you would like to join the team - or play against them - visit: www.taxdodgers.net


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