1976 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the current tax structure in the United States is both unfair and inequitable, favoring the rich (and especially the "Super-Rich") at the expense of the working class, the poor, the unemployed, and the elderly (especially those on fixed incomes); and

WHEREAS, our major cities, and some state governments, have been wavering on the brink of bankruptcy, while taxes have been steadily increasing and the services these tax revenues are supposed to provide have been drastically cut or in some cases eliminated altogether;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1976 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges the Congress to create a nonpartisan commission of professional tax experts, with appropriate funding, to make a major study of the total structure of taxes—federal, state and local— with a view to:

  1. Elimination of inequities and loopholes;
  2. Promoting incentive and economic growth; and
  3. Formulating a unified and equitable tax structure encompassing the three levels of government —federal, state and local.

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

Like, Share, Print, or Bookmark