Corporations and the very wealthy spent years gaming the tax code and pressuring Congress to secure an outlandish goal: Pay no taxes. And it worked. But we have a chance right now to address the sickening inequities of the tax code, and raise revenue for jobs-creating infrastructure and the care economy.
Tax Day makes us wonder, once again, why working families are paying much higher tax rates than huge corporations and the wealthiest individuals. In a year when countless families are struggling to stay afloat, the question feels more urgent than ever.
Listen up, Congress: Voters support swift COVID-19 measures that put people first—and big corporations last
The swift and devastating spread of the virus in the US is dealing a staggering blow to our public health systems and our economy and exposing how working families have been struggling for decades.