Ms. Gizmo Goes to College

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.

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The results of their votes are shown below. Not surprisingly education was the top draw.

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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

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