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We support social ownership and democratic management of industry and natural resources. Under capitalism, the proceeds of labor go to the profits of the wealthy few. With socialism, production is planned to meet human needs.

To us, socialism is workers' democracy, including the principle that all officials are elected, recallable at any time, and none receives more than a worker's wage. Socialism can only be brought about when we, the working class, unite and act as a body in our own interests. Our goals cannot be achieved by electoral means alone. We participate in mass organization and direct action in neighborhoods, workplaces, unions and the armed forces everywhere.

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Yes on 24 - Repeal Business Tax Breaks PDF Print E-mail

Official Title and Summary

Initiative Statute
Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability.

  • Repeals recent legislation that would allow businesses to shift operating losses to prior tax years and that would extend the period permitted to shift operating losses to future tax years.
  • Repeals recent legislation that would allow corporations to share tax credits with affiliated corporations.
  • Repeals recent legislation that would allow multistate businesses to use a sales-based income calculation, rather than a combination property-, payroll- and sales-based income calculation.

Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

  • Increase state revenue increases of about $1.3 billion each year by 2012-13 from higher taxes paid by some businesses. Similar increases in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Peace and Freedom Party Position

We need to tax corporations and the rich and pass budgets that meet our human needs. Yes on 24 and 25 and No on 26 are steps in the right direction.

In the last two years, the state legislature had to make deals which will lead to increasingly lower corporate taxes. Proposition 24 repeals those tax breaks, increasing state revenue around $1.3 billion per year. Vote YES.

Graph of revenue lost from corporate tax breaks
Source: California Budget Project

Last Updated on Monday, 25 October 2010 14:09
 
 


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