WRL PIE CHART FLYERS - Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes
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The War Resisters League's famous "pie chart" flyer analyzes the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Budget (released in early 2013). Perfect for Tax Day!
Each year, War Resisters League analyzes federal funds outlays as presented in detailed tables in "Analytical Perspectives" of the Budget of the United States Government. Our analysis is based on federal funds, which do not include trust funds -- such as Social Security -- that are raised separately from income taxes for specific purposes. What you pay (or don't pay) by April 15, 2012 goes to the federal funds portion of the budget.
TAKE ACTION: WHAT YOU CAN DO
Leaflet with this flyer year-round and on Tax Day, April 15, 2013, which is also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. (demilitarize. org). Be part of the New Priorities Network.
Teach with the curriculum Bombs and Budgets: Tools for Reclaiming Communities from Militarism. Produced by War Resisters League and the South Asia Solidarity Initiative. Download for free from warresisters.org/resources.
Write elected officials and local newspapers. Send them copies of this flyer. Demand that the Pentagon budget be slashed.
Protest with your money! Sign up at wartax boycott.org. Refuse to pay all or part of your federal income tax. Whatever you choose to refuse—$1, $10, or a percentage—send a letter to elected officials and tell them why. Though illegal, thousands of people openly participate in this form of protest. Contact us for information or referral to a counselor near you. Contribute resisted tax money to organizations that support the common good.
Watch Death & Taxes, a 30-min. film featuring war tax resisters from across the country. Online at nwtrcc.org/deathandtaxes.php.
For more about refusing to pay for war, contact the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, PO Box 150553, Brooklyn, NY 11215, (800) 269-7464, nwtrcc.org. Support the Peace Tax Fund bill: peacetaxfund.org. Read and use War Tax Resistance: A Guide to Withholding Your Support from the Military, 144-page handbook with history, methods and resources.
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Download the FY2014 (Released March 2013) Pie Chart Flyer
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For Pie Charts from previous years, check out the Pie Chart Archives