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The Most Fun You’ve Ever Had with Taxes!

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  1. The Most Fun You’ve Ever Had with Taxes! The Webinar will start at 3:30pm EST. For the best sound quality, dial in toll-free at 866.740.1260 and use the access code 6017869#. You can also listen via your computer. Click on the Audio button at the top of your screen. Tweet with us: @NETWORKLobby #TaxPayerPride

  2. Shannon Hughes,NETWORK Education Program Manager Shannondevelops resources to improve public understanding of justice issues at stake in current federal policy. She presents to faith and secular groups in various settings, including high school and college classes, and adult education groups.

  3. We the Taxpayers An Interfaith Conversation

  4. a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace — educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation. a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  5. The Faithful Budget Campaign All our faith traditions place people who are impoverished and marginalized at the forefront of concern.  The current fiscal debates – at their heart – are a struggle for the soul of our nation and its moral conscience. . .  a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  6. We the Taxpayers The Objective: To help faith communities talk about the intersection of faith and taxes The Tool: • Six 1-hour workshops • DVD with videos for each of first 5 workshops • Printed facilitator’s guide • Additional support as needed

  7. Lesson One: Faith, Justice, and Taxes a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  8. What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear “taxes”? a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  9. What makes you apprehensive to discuss this topic? a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  10. a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  11. a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  12. Ownership of Household Wealth The total net worth of the top 1% =$21.9 Trillion The total net worth of the bottom 90% = $18.4 Trillion a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  13. Lesson Two: The Taxes We Pay a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  14. A Tax is . . . • Progressive a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  15. A Tax is . . . • Progressive • Flat a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  16. A Tax is . . . • Progressive • Flat • Regressive a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  17. What We Have Paid

  18. What We Have Paid Henry Ford, 1920 – 73%

  19. What We Have Paid Babe Ruth, 1927 – 25%

  20. What We Have Paid Shirley Temple, 1935 – 63%

  21. What We Have Paid Walt Disney, 1944 – 94%

  22. What We Have Paid Elvis Presley, 1956 – 91%

  23. What We Have Paid Audrey Hepburn, 1965 – 70%

  24. What We Have Paid Barbara Walters, 1982 – 50%

  25. What We Have Paid Michael Jordan, 1992 – 31%

  26. What We Have Paid Oprah Winfrey, 2003 – 35%

  27. What We Have Paid Beyoncé Knowles, 2013 – 39.6%

  28. What We Have Paid 94%

  29. (. . .) the tax system should be structured according to the principle of progressivity, so that those with relatively greater financial resources pay a higher rate of taxation. The inclusion of such a principle in tax policies is an important means of reducing the severe inequalities of income and wealth in the nation. Action should be taken to reduce or offset the fact that most sales taxes and payroll taxes place a disproportionate burden on those with lower incomes. Economic Justice for All, 1986 http://www.usccb.org/upload/economic_justice_for_all.pdf a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  30. Lesson Three: The Taxes We Don’t Pay a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

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  33. Lesson Four: What Taxes Can Do a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  34. The Average Taxpayers Receipt Where do our tax dollars go?

  35. Taxpayer Pride!

  36. Lesson 5: Values to Tax By • Revisiting of the principles of our faith and what those say about money and taxes • Re-imagining: • Who should pay and how much • When we should not pay • What we should be getting a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  37. Reasonable Revenues • Raise Reasonable Revenue • Control Expenditures • Be Progressive • Create Greater Equity • Be Creative • Be Simple a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  38. Lesson 6: Building the Movement • How do we, as a faith community, move this conversation forward? • Practice having conversations about faith and taxes • Understand the difference you can make! a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign

  39. Thanks for participating! Please remember to fill out the evaluation after you leave the webinar. Email shughes@networklobby.org with questions, comments, or new ideas! a project of NETWORK Education Program and the Faithful Budget Campaign