9 October, 2021

The Pandora Papers expose shadow economy that benefits the wealthy at the expense of everyone else

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Billionaire tax dodgers fund politicians to cut their taxes and deny others the American dream.

Tax-free offshore money funds attacks against raising taxes on billionaires.

Billionaires use offshore, tax-free money to fund opposition to President Biden's plan to have everyone pay their fair share. How is the money hidden? How do billionaires fund groups to oppose taxes? How does this hurt working Americans?

How is money hidden offshore in tax free havens?

How does this denies other Americans the freedom to get a better life?

How do billionaires fund groups to oppose tax increases and any safety controls on their schemes?

Pandora Papers shows how billionaire tax dodging denies Americans their freedom to work for a better life.

Offshore tax dodgers hurt Americans

How does a billionaire dodging taxes impact you? How does it affect the price of meds or the quality of your children's education? Who funds ads attacking President Biden's plan to have the rich pay their fair share of taxes? Links often aren't obvious so it's helpful to show how billionaires have rigged the system to benefit themselves at the expense of other Americans.

This StoryMap makes the connections in a simple, colorful, interactive form that's easy to share.

How billionaire tax dodgers deny Americans their freedom to work for a better life.

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Pandora Papers

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is U.S.-based nonprofit. ICIJ is a unique organization with both a small, resourceful newsroom with its own reporting team, as well as a global network of reporters and media organizations who work together to investigate the most important stories in the world. The ICIJ aims to inspire and cultivate a global community of reporters and readers who believe journalism can bring about positive change.

The Pandora Papers reveal the inner workings of a shadow economy that benefits the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of everyone else. The report includes 11.9 million confidential files and led a team of more than 600 journalists from 150 news outlets that spent two years sifting through them, tracking down hard-to-find sources and digging into court records and other public documents from dozens of countries.

Billionaire tax dodging research

TakeAway: "A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny“ - Thomas Jefferson.
Make it easier for people to see how they are being exploited by tax-dodging billionaires and their corporate politicians.


A party of the rich, by the rich for the rich

Roberts Supreme Court approved Citizens United that allowed corporations to flood the political system with dark money.
June 14, 2012
Republicans gave billionaires a huge tax cut but now refuse to increase the deficit to pay for it.
Republicans give tax cuts to the rich while denying other Americans basic benefits.
Republicans cater to the interests of the rich.
Capitalism is out of control when only billionaires thrive and other Americans struggle to make a living.
President Biden proposes to have everyone pay their fair share of taxes.
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