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  • Testimony on Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes in PA | PennPIRG
    all across Pennsylvania are struggling to make ends meet large national and international corporations are taking advantage of huge loopholes in our current tax system and not paying their fair share This forces the rest of us to shoulder the burden even more According to PA Dept of Revenue 73 of corporations that do business in PA don t pay any taxes at all That s nearly three quarters And another 12 pay less than 1 000 a year It s not the locally owned and operated businesses they are contributing to the wellbeing of the commonwealth by paying their share and continuing to help generate jobs and get the economy back on track The problem is the large national and multinational corporations who have the resources and ability to set up shop in places like Delaware where they don t have to pay taxes They then use fancy accounting to funnel all their profits out of state and avoid paying any taxes here in PA They are enjoying all of the benefits and the profits of doing business here in PA but not actually sharing the costs with the rest of us Tax Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for

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  • Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Updates | PennPIRG
    of Offshore Tax Havens When U S corporations and wealthy individuals use offshore tax havens to avoid paying taxes to the federal government it is an abuse of our tax system Tax haven abusers benefit from our markets infrastructure educated workforce and security but they pay next to nothing for these benefits Ultimately taxpayers must pick up the tab either in the form of higher taxes cuts to public spending priorities or increased national debt Read more about The Hidden Cost of Offshore Tax Havens News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Tax Offshore Tax Dodging Blows a 2 1 Billion Hole in Pennsylvania Budget Federal taxpayers are not the only victims of offshore tax havens Tax havens deprive state governments of billions of dollars in badly needed revenues as well Based how much income is federally reported in each state and on state tax rates it is possible to calculate how much each of the state governments lose as a result of offshore tax dodging Read more about Offshore Tax Dodging Blows a 2 1 Billion Hole in Pennsylvania Budget Report PennPIRG Tax Subsidizing Bad Behavior BP s recent 4 5 billion legal settlement with the Justice Department for its misdeeds in the Gulf oil spill was historic for being the largest ever criminal settlement But it was historic for another reason as well none of it is allowed to be tax deductible Unfortunately too many settlements for wrongdoing end up as tax deductions Read more about Subsidizing Bad Behavior News Release PennPIRG Tax Report Exposes How Taxpayers Bear Cost of Corporate Settlements A report released today spotlights a common practice where corporations that commit wrongdoing and agree to financial settlements with the federal government go on to claim such settlement payments as tax deductible business expenses Read more about Report Exposes How Taxpayers Bear Cost of Corporate Settlements Report PennPIRG Tax What America Could Do With 150 Billion Lost to Offshore Tax Havens Many corporations and wealthy individuals use offshore tax havens countries with minimal or no taxes to avoid paying 150 billion in U S taxes each year Americans who must pick up the tab in the form of cuts to public services more debt or higher taxes Read more about What America Could Do With 150 Billion Lost to Offshore Tax Havens News Release PennPIRG Tax First Step to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff Close Offshore Tax Loopholes Many of America s largest corporations and wealthiest individuals use accounting gimmicks to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens where they pay little to no taxes This tax avoidance costs the federal government 150 billion in tax revenue each year PennPIRG released new data illustrating the size of this loss with 16 dramatic ways 150 billion could be spent Read more about First Step to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff Close Offshore Tax Loopholes News Release PennPIRG Tax Offshore Tax Havens Cost PA Taxpayers 452 per Year April 12 PHILADELPHIA With tax day approaching a new study released by

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  • Making Health Care Work | PennPIRG
    People Now Covered This year the federal health care reforms that PennPIRG worked to win have started to pay off for young people In the past teens saw their premiums soar or were denied coverage when they turned 19 even if they d been insured their whole lives Now they can remain on their parents plans until age 26 Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Health Care The Young Person s Guide to Health Insurance Starting this year under the new health care law young people will gain access to new previously unavailable health insurance options To make the most of those new choices you need to learn the facts This guide is designed to help you do that Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Health Care Delivering on the Promise The recently passed federal health care reform law will make significant changes in how health insurance and health care work for consumers businesses and local and state governments as well as how insurers and providers operate But whether Americans experience improved care lower costs and greater access depends largely on what happens next Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last News Release Health Care CBO s estimates on health insurance premiums Today s CBO report is great news A majority of individuals purchasing individual or family health insurance in the exchange would receive reductions of 56 to 59 percent in premiums below what they would pay under current law Keep Reading Media Hit Health Care Health insurance industry getting desperate The health insurance industry is getting desperate Funding a bogus study claiming that health care reform will drive up the cost of coverage Health plan Lobby s Tough Oct 13 is part of a last ditch effort to derail reform Despite the scare tactics Congress is making headway Keep Reading Media Hit Health Care Edinboro businesswoman visits Washington to discuss health care reform Zimmer is one of about 110 small business owners traveling to Washington D C to see their respective congressional leaders Their trip is an effort by the U S Public Interest Research Group to show Congress that these business people want health care reform Keep Reading News Release Health Care Amid Bad Economy Rising Health Cre Premiums Slam Consumers Small Business PHILADELPHIA PA Sept 14 Even as Americans struggle with a recession and the highest unemployment rate since 1983 health insurance companies have jacked up their premiums again Keep Reading News Release Health Care Local Small Business If I Ran My Business the Way Health Care Does I d Have to Shut My Doors Philadelphia PA Oct 7 2009 Pennsylvania small business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs according to a new report released by the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group today Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 next last Report U S PIRG Health Care The 3 Trillion Dollar Question Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on

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  • Making Health Care Work | PennPIRG
    WASHINGTON DC As Congress and the White House are locked in the final negotiations over the health care reform bill a new analysis from the consumer group Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group finds that the legislation will mean between 11 400 and 18 300 more jobs in Pennsylvania With job losses now the central economic issue confronting America the analysis shows that the health care cost savings the bill will achieve will help businesses add new employees Keep Reading News Release Health Care Senate Makes History on Final Health Reform Votes Inaction by Congress and the power of the health care industry have allowed health care costs to spiral out of control and enabled insurance companies to run roughshod over consumers for decades until now Keep Reading News Release Health Care CBO s estimates on health insurance premiums Today s CBO report is great news A majority of individuals purchasing individual or family health insurance in the exchange would receive reductions of 56 to 59 percent in premiums below what they would pay under current law Keep Reading Media Hit Health Care Health insurance industry getting desperate The health insurance industry is getting desperate Funding a bogus study claiming that health care reform will drive up the cost of coverage Health plan Lobby s Tough Oct 13 is part of a last ditch effort to derail reform Despite the scare tactics Congress is making headway Keep Reading Media Hit Health Care Edinboro businesswoman visits Washington to discuss health care reform Zimmer is one of about 110 small business owners traveling to Washington D C to see their respective congressional leaders Their trip is an effort by the U S Public Interest Research Group to show Congress that these business people want health care reform Keep Reading Pages first previous 1

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  • Making Health Care Work | PennPIRG
    and will be a key tactic that industry lobbyists use to weaken it 4 Be accountable to the public Issue updates Report U S PIRG Health Care The 3 Trillion Dollar Question Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on health care in the next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients Keep Reading News Release Health Care Amid Bad Economy Rising Health Cre Premiums Slam Consumers Small Business PHILADELPHIA PA Sept 14 Even as Americans struggle with a recession and the highest unemployment rate since 1983 health insurance companies have jacked up their premiums again Keep Reading News Release Health Care Local Small Business If I Ran My Business the Way Health Care Does I d Have to Shut My Doors Philadelphia PA Oct 7 2009 Pennsylvania small business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs according to a new report released by the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group today Keep Reading News Release Health Care Survey Small Businesses Crushed by Rising Health Costs Philadelphia PA July 21 2009 Pennsylvania small business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs and feel left out of the current health care debate in Washington according to a new report released by Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group on South Street in Philadelphia today Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Health Care The Small Business Dilemma When it comes to health care American small business owners are getting a raw deal While the current insurance marketplace offers some options to larger employers it too often leaves small business owners on the outside looking in They face unpredictable changes in

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  • Making Health Care Work | PennPIRG
    help us fight back against the kind of price jumps and trap door coverage we ve all been suffering PennPIRG is pushing to see that the exchange 1 Negotiates for better plans By demanding better care for less cost the exchange can use the collective power of hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians to finally demand that the industry do better 2 Have high standards so that bad plans aren t an option 3 Be open to as many Pennsylvanians as possible Limits that shut some individuals and businesses out of the exchange would reduce its ability to lower costs and will be a key tactic that industry lobbyists use to weaken it 4 Be accountable to the public Issue updates Report PennPIRG Education Fund Health Care Health Care in Crisis Unless the new Congress and Administration act to reduce health care costs the yearly cost of the average employer paid family health policy in America is projected to more than double from 11 794 in 2006 to 26 879 by 2016 even after adjusting for inflation If recent trends continue wages and household incomes will simply not keep up with these high costs Nor will the business sector be immune to this crisis Unchecked this cost epidemic could also severely impact the small businesses that drive job creation in the American economy Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 View All RSS Feed Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Latest Reports TOP TWENTY PAY FOR DELAY DRUGS Pennsylvania lives at risk Making the Grade The Young Person

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  • As Passage of Health Bill Nears, New Estimates of Pennsylvania Job Gains From Lower Premiums | PennPIRG
    help businesses add new employees For years rising costs have made hiring new employees more expensive than it should be choking employment growth said PennPIRG Field Organizer Catherine Ngo By holding down health care costs health reform will mean a brighter future for job creation in the Mid Atlantic and across the country PennPIRG s projections are based on a January report from the Center for American Progress which found that reform could add between 250 000 and 400 000 jobs nationwide every year 1 PennPIRG s analysis broke down those gains state by state based on each state s share of private national health expenditures We ve got to put our country back to work said Ngo Representatives Jason Altmire s and Tim Holden s no votes for health reform bill HR3962 was certainly a disappointment However Rep Altmire Rep Holden and the rest of Pennsylvania s congressional representatives need to know that a vote for health reform is a vote for jobs Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description Archives Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Results Take Action Donate Join Us Priority Action We re teaming up with big restaurant

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  • Senate Makes History on Final Health Reform Votes | PennPIRG
    better deals on coverage and get tax credits to help them purchase coverage for their employees This bill is a win for the country s future The Senate bill s delivery reforms and Independent Payment Advisory Board will drive greater efficiencies throughout our health care system reining in the constant cost increases which families employers and the federal government have faced PennPIRG the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group is a non profit non partisan public interest advocacy organization For more information visit http www pennpirg org Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description Archives

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