TAX DAY for farmers
I took all my money out of an account at Wells Fargo and moved it to one of
Grinnell’s community credit unions.
AND, since we are farmers and we had to pay income tax for 2011 (due March 1), I refused to pay 48 percent of my half of our federal taxes.
I included a letter to the IRS showing that 48 percent ($1,398 billion) of our federal tax budget in 2011 ($2,945 billion total) was spend on current and past military.
I will gladly give that 48 percent I withheld to the Department of Peace once this beloved country of mine establishes a Department of Peace.
I refuse to continue paying for the militarization of the U.S. federal budget when that money could be spent on human needs.
grandmother, farmer, peacemaker, occupier and now a war tax resister