To level the playing field, invest in the IRS

By Indivar Dutta-Gupta & Gary Cunningham


For years, wealthy families and big corporations have avoided paying the taxes they owe, employing armies of accountants and attorneys to move their money around. As a result, our government is missing half a trillion dollars in revenue that could fund the services we so desperately need: child care, nutrition, housing and cash supports. Our tax system puts vulnerable families at a disadvantage while favoring the rich. For the equitable nation we all dream about, we need to level this unbalanced playing field. And to do this, we need to sufficiently fund the tax system so it properly supports families.

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