Independent Film Documents Lost U.S. Taxes

First screening in South Carolina April 25
 “We’re Not Broke” is a timely independent film documenting big corporations hiding over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam.  The film was selected to be screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as well as the film festivals in Boston and Dallas.
**Public screening will be April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the USC School of Law auditorium,
701 S. Main Street, Columbia.  Free admission.**
Columbia, SC—America is in the grip of a societal economic panic.  Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive.  Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits.  And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations—with intimate ties to our political leaders—are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax.
WE’RE NOT BROKE is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the county. Take their frustration to the streets . . . and vow to make corporations pay their fair share.
“Our state economic leaders are very concerned about possible military base closings,” said Frank Knapp, Jr., president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  “WE’RE NOT BROKE helps us connect the dots between big U.S. corporations avoiding paying taxes and the lack of federal dollars needed to keep our military bases open.” 
“This is also about our small businesses not being able to compete with big corporations because we pay our fair share of taxes and many of them do not,” said Mr. Knapp who appears in the film.
Attending the screening of WE’RE NOT BROKE will be Karin Hayes, producer, writer and director of the film.  Ms. Hayes and Mr. Knapp will answer questions following the screening. Dr. John Ruoff will also participate in post-screening discussion about corporate taxation.
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