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.

VIDEO: Is the U.S. Broke?

November 18, 2011 —
The Story of Broke

“See? We can rebuild the American dream,” Anne Leonard says in The Story of Broke. It will take a unified movement for tax fairness to fund a people’s budget and a government that is accountable to all of us, not just the rich. 

New Estate Tax Bill Taxes the 1% to Benefit the 99%

November 17, 2011 — Maz
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Today, Rep. Jim McDermott released the Sensible Estate Tax Act of 2011, and we've got his back. The bill is an effort to raise taxes on the top 1% to benefit the 99%... literally. 

A Tax System for the 99%

October 26, 2011 — Lee Farris
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The taxes we pay lay the foundation for a sound economy and for wealth creation...A progressive tax system means that people and corporations who have a lot more income pay a lot higher tax rate than the 99% of people who have less income.

How Do We Coddle the Super-Wealthy?

September 30, 2011 — Shannon M.

CrossTalk: "Tax 'Em!" feat. Mike Lapham

September 6, 2011 — Maz
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