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.
In 2010 Washington State voters rejected I-1098, which would have established an income tax on the wealthiest 1 or 2% of citizens. And the voters approved I-1053, which makes it very hard for legislators to eliminate unfair tax exemptions that benefit the richest corporations. In this video a middle class guy explains his votes against […]
The purpose of the above document is to outline a series of revenue proposals worth half of the $2 billion legislators will seek to save/raise/cut in the upcoming special session. As you can see, the proposals include both tax increases on the well-to-do, and elimination of tax exemptions that, again, favor the well-to-do. EOI doesn’t […]
It’s the job of the Legislature to make sure our kids get a good education, open the doors to higher education, keep us safe at home and on our roads, and to maintain parks for our recreation, enjoyment, and quality of life. It takes money to do this. So how’s the Legislature doing now? I […]