Tax and Budget

Public Citizen supports a well-funded government paid for by a progressive tax system that prioritizes communities’ needs over the desires of the wealthy few. Instead of slashing taxes on the rich and profitable corporations, the U.S. could easily pay for needed investments by closing tax loopholes and implementing policies like a tiny tax on Wall Street trades. As we debate changes to the tax code, we must also address the current confusion over political activity by nonprofits. And, the budget process must not be used as a grab bag of goodies for corporations, which is what happens when "riders" or unrelated ideological policy proposals are attached to government funding bills.

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