Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute “significantly higher” amounts.
“I need to pay higher taxes,” Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday.
“I’ve paid more taxes, over $10 billion, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes,” he said…
They have no qualms about doing nasty things such as polluting air and water and not paying their fair share in taxes. They’re called corporations, conservatives, and Koch brothers. And if, as right-to-lifers claim, embryos are people, then embryos too lack feelings and conscience since they have undeveloped nervous systems and are the size of […]
https://balanceourtaxcode.com/ has a petition to balance our unfair, regressive tax code. Washington’s tax code is upside down. Washington’s tax code is the most upside down in the nation. Powerful special interests have rigged the system so the rich get richer while working families pay more and more. In Washington, those making the least pay 18% […]
Now that the Legislature is back at work, they have to find the revenues for K-12 education, for higher education, for foster kids, for the mentally ill, for the state patrol, for home care workers and early childhood teachers and caregivers. They also need to confront a fundamental reality of current state financing: we just […]