What in the world is “Taxmageddon”?

You may have heard pundits on tv talking about “Taxmageddon” or the “fiscal cliff” we face at the end of this year.

The question remains – what exactly is Taxmageddon and what’s at stake for everyday Iowans?

Simply put, Taxmageddon is what politicos in Washington, DC are calling the combination of budget cuts and tax increases the American public face at the end of 2012 (after the election) without Congressional action.

Most notable of these “causes for alarm” are the expiration of the Bush era tax cuts for everyone, the Unemployment Insurance extension ceases and automatic budget cuts to defense and health spending kick in (aka “sequestration”).

What remains unclear is what exactly Congress will do about these issues and what we stand to lose.

Learn more about Taxmageddon:

At the end of 2012, we face two very different paths for our future.  It’s up to us to choose which one of these futures we, our children, and our grandchildren will live.

That’s why we’ve invited special guests Mary Dailey and Amanda Devecka-Renear for a series of  workshops to help lay out the “Taxmageddon” debate and what you and I can do to hold our elected officials accountable – to make sure they’re standing up for the 99%, not the corporate 1%.

We hope you can join us for one of these upcoming workshops:

  • August 28 – Carroll
    Mary Dailey from the Center for Community Change will will lay out the latest policy updates from Washington, DC and what everyday Iowans can do to shift the debate and fight back against “Taxmageddon”.
  • August 29 – Des Moines
    Mary Dailey from the Center for Community Change will will lay out the latest policy updates from Washington, DC and what everyday Iowans can do to shift the debate and fight back against “Taxmageddon”.
  • October 2 – Greenfield
    Amanda Devecka-Renear from National People’s Action.
  • October 3 – Ames
    Amanda Devecka-Renear from National People’s Action.

 

To RSVP or for more information, contact us here.

 

 

 

 

 

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