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.
Photo source: AP Paul Ryan, Patty Murray a few billion apart. “In a move sure to infuriate Democrats, the House-Senate negotiators have all but settled on slicing billions of dollars from federal employees retirement plans.” Republicans will agree to cut benefits for government employees. They’ll agree to increase user fees, which are regressive. But they […]
Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Redmond today in protest over Microsoft’s tax evasions. Organizers claimed 100,000 people participated. Police estimated the size at 65,000. There were 18 arrests related to the bonfire in which protesters burnt Windows software packaging. Protesters’ complaints centered around two issues: Microsoft’s tax evasion and consequent failure to […]