Taxes provide the revenue that finances government programs at all levels, with income and payroll taxes the largest federal revenue sources. Under the graduated tax system in the United States, those with larger incomes generally are taxed at higher rates than those with lower, but special tax breaks and loopholes can create complexity and inequity.
It's time to stop reducing taxes on the wealthy
April 21, 2015, Edward Rodrigue and Isabel V. Sawhill
Edward Rodrigue and Isabel Sawhill discuss how raising the tax and applying it to more of the super-wealthy will benefit debt obligations, social mobility, and equality of opportunity.
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William G. Gale
Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Director, Retirement Security Project
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Isabel V. Sawhill
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