Dollars and Death Tax T-shirt
Women’s Cardinal triblend, Dollars and Death Tax women’s T-shirt. American-made and hand-printed in Wisconsin with metallic gold shimmer, water-based inks. Incredibly soft and retro triblend fabric, fashion-slim fit, women’s t-shirt. Centered, front Dollars and Death print with additional back Dollars and Death graphic on upper back and logo on left sleeve. A variation of this design is also available in Men’s T-shirt.
Available in Mens or Womens. 100% comfort, machine wash cold.
Over recent decades U.S. military spending has swelled to larger than the full military spending of the next 10 largest countries combined. According to the National Priorities Project, 2014 military spending accounted for 57% of the federal discretionary spending and that number doesn’t include the Homeland Security department or the full military spending of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For fiscal year 2015 our president has requested a military budget that would grow by another $12 billion. The military spending of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars will cost American taxpayers $1.75 trillion for the fiscal year 2014.
As the separation of wealth continues to rise with a good deal of help from our nation’s tax code. Ten of the largest tax breaks aimed to benefit the richest 1% totaled more than $750 billion in tax savings in 2013. Citizens for Tax Justice has exposed how corporations pay even less than their wealthiest individuals, and some pay no taxes at all. Citigroup, Boeing, Verizon, Bank of America, and General Electric have famously avoided paying federal taxes in recent years. Corporate tax code has steadily declined since World War II with an increasing number of loopholes and lobbyists. Today individual pay taxes at a rate 3.5 times greater than the actual taxed rate of corporations.
The giant hypocrisy of the tax game is that most large corporations benefit from our Government’s huge pocketbook and spending. Government contracts, subsidies, and bailouts have largely benefited these same large corporations. The full cycle has citizens paying for government and corporations pocketing billions of dollars in profit and then harboring their winnings and avoiding paying taxes. This scam has benefited corporations and the über rich for generations and the cycle will continue to separate the middle and working class from the rich and powerful 1%.