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.

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.