Issues - Federal Tax

The federal government collects taxes from various sources to finance public services and infrastructure. Our tax policies—that is, the mechanics of how revenue is collected—are one of the driving factors for our growing economic divide in the U.S.

Sen. Salazar Should Drop Farm Exemption from Estate Tax

August 26, 2007 —

Estate Tax May Be Here to Stay

April 8, 2007 — bob

Gallo's Death Could Fill U.S. Coffers

March 8, 2007 — bob

The Estate Tax: A Recycling Program in Disguise

January 1, 2007 — bob
recycling opportunity

Bill Gates, Sr., father of the richest man on earth, argued in the Seattle Post Intelligencer that Washington's estate tax was an "opportunity recycling program." [...] If we abolish the state's inheritance tax we stop the opportunity recycling program. We allow the common wealth to stop flowing and concentrate it in the hands of a few. And worse, we slow the investments in opportunity that aim to provide every young person a chance, whether they were born in South Seattle or Mercer Island."