The GPB and CodePink went to Hunter College with Ms. Gizmo on V-Day and International Women’s Day. We invited students and teachers to vote their tax preferences using a package of 20 pennies as their vote. We told them to imagine they were Congresspeople distributing 20 billion dollars among our eight categories.
The results of their votes are shown below. Not surprisingly education was the top draw.
After they allot their pennies, we give voters a copy of the War Resisters League pie chart flyer – “Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes” so they can compare their ideas to the actual Federal budget.
– Edith Cresmer and Eva-Lee Baird
for the Granny Peace Brigade