Tuesday, 14 July 2009

'Our Taxes, our Lives'


Come to the Campaign Launch of 'Our Taxes, our Lives' . . . . . . a major new campaign on public expenditure and cuts

'Our Taxes, our Lives'
Campaign Launch
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Westminster
Tuesday 14th July 2009
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Hosted by John McDonnell MP

Speakers:
Tony Benn
John Christensen
Tax Justice Network
Mark Serwotka
General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union
Tony Dolphin
Senior Economist, IPPR
Kate Hudson
Chair, CND
Ann Feltham
Campaign against the Arms Trade

"Spending decisions are financial but they are also moral; they are about values, identifying what and who, really matters"

2 comments:

Rosamund said...

Money flows around an economy like water in the water mains. The flow is pumped through the action of firms in the economy paying wages, buying stock, selling products. But this does not necessarily deliver water to everywhere it needs to go. Taxes are not an imposition so much as a way of channelling money and resources towards those sectors that operate in a different fashion such as public services which, while they also pump money out in staff wages, by their nature need more money than that. So taxes need to be applied to where money tends to accumulate. Taxes are needed to redress imbalances in the flow of money.

Andrew said...

Just to add that about 50 people came to the launch meeting - and comedian activist Mark Thomas has since become involved in the campaign.