News - Estate and Federal Taxes

INTERVIEW: Tax Justice Activism for 2011

April 20, 2011 — Maz
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UFE's Federal Tax Policy Coordinator, Lee Farris, joined Linda Pinkow, host of "What's Left," to spread word about ways people can get involved in the fight for federal tax and budget justice.

Click here to download the interview (forward to 19:15 to hear from UFE's Lee Farris).

New Website! • Obama A Psychic? • We Need Your Support!

April 15, 2011 — Maz
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It's the week before tax day, and there's been a storm of activity at UFE. We launched a shiny new website with interactive features. And, we jump-started our 2011 Responsible Wealth Tax Fairness Pledge. This year's slogan: 'TAX WEALTH LIKE WORK!'

INTERVIEW: Do Tax Breaks for the Rich Help the Economy?

April 15, 2011 — Maz
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Responsible Wealth Director Mike Lapham joined Julie Dougherty and Ken Morgan, hosts of Money Radio's "Business for Breakfast" (Phoenix, AZ), to explain the failure of tax breaks for the wealthy, and to urge Arizonans to join RW's "Tax Wealth Like Work" campaign to tax investment income like wages.

Click here to download the interview.

It's Time to Tax Wealth Like Work

April 11, 2011 — Shannon M.
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When it comes to taxes, not all income is created—or taxed—equal. Despite the time-honored value of rewarding hard work, our tax code gives preferential treatment to income derived from pre-existing wealth, rather than income earned from work.

INTERVIEW: Income Inequality & Social Justice in America

April 9, 2011 — Maz
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In the US, the gap is widening fast between fewer and fewer rich people and everyone else. Do Americans care? RW member Eric Schoenberg joined Warren Olney, host of KCRW Los Angeles' "To the Point," for a conversation about why wealthy and upper-income members of RW support raising taxes on themselves.

Proposals to Tax Wealth Like Work

April 7, 2011 — Brian Miller
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Our current tax system rewards wealth over work by taxing capital gains and dividend income at a much lower rate than salaries and wages. UFE is calling for the restoration of the tax rates on capital gains and dividends to the same rate applied to income earned from work. Various proposals have been put forth to move in that direction.

Fair Taxation Means More Brackets Up Top

April 5, 2011 — Maz
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Some of the most affluent Americans actually pay lower effective tax rates than many middle class Americans.

Fairness in Taxation Act Arrives!

April 5, 2011 — Maz
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Rep. Jan Schakowsky has introduced a bill that would ensure millionaires and billionaires contribute their fair share toward rebuilding and stabilizing our economy. Now, we need your support to move it forward.

Class, Race & the Attacks on Public Employees

March 30, 2011 — Maz
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What too many of us don’t know is who has the most to lose from attacks on organized labor. Unfortunately, the answer shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Estate taxes: States will want their cut, too

February 22, 2011 — Maz
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Baby boomers, the oldest just now reaching retirement age, can expect to receive inheritances equaling more than $8 trillion over their lifetime.

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