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.
Almost all Republican federal lawmakers have signed the Norquist pledge against raising taxes. In the current, 113th Congress, 229 representatives and 39 senators have signed the pledge (source). Here’s the pledge: I, ____________, pledge to the taxpayers of the _____district of the state of _________ and to the American people that I will: One, […]
The 1956 Republican national platform was a progressive document. “We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance —improved housing—and better health protection for all our people. We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent […]
The Seattle Times is reporting: “Gov. Jay Inslee has asked state legislators to pass a package of bills that include granting Boeing after 2024 estimated state tax savings of $8.7 billion.” They’re also asking for $10 billion in transportation funding, and for concessions from the unions. Boeing threatens that unless the state and unions give […]