The Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes “An eight-year [Republican-led] campaign to slash the IRS’s budget has left the agency understaffed, hamstrung, and operating with archaic equipment. The result: a hundred-billion-dollar heist.” I have a friend who works as an examiner for the IRS; he said the same thing: they’re woefully understaffed and can’t prosecute fraud.
Sisters Organize for Survival meeting: Winning Alternatives to Sales Tax As the Washington state legislature battles out the budget crisis, Governor Gregoire tells the public that elected officials’ choices are either to make cuts in education and human services or increase sales tax. Not true! New York state legislators raised the tax bracket for the […]
One of the most successful climate policies in the world is the revenue-neutral carbon tax in British Columbia. Created in 2008 by a right-of-center government, BC’s tax is revenue-neutral, meaning that all the money generated is used to rebate personal and corporate income taxes; there is also an offset for low-income households. The tax rose […]
Trump Proof Seattle discussed the effort to make rich people pay their fair share of taxes and to fix out horrendous wealth inequality. Comments comments