Tax Day truth: Kids will have more opportunity if we end corporate welfare

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By Amanda Litvinov

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April 15th typically does not become a meaningful date until one is grown and working and paying taxes. And yet, Tax Day carries profound significance for every child in America’s public schools.

It has somehow become acceptable for politicians to say there’s just not enough money to properly fund education and make deep education cuts while handing out massive tax breaks to rich corporations and individuals who don’t need them.

Tax Day is the perfect day to acknowledge that kids are paying the price for those tax handouts. It’s happening at the federal level:

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And it’s happening at the state level:

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Reader Comments

  1. Reply to Bob Foley: The way the system works now; a majority of the $$$ MONEY used to fund campaigns flows from Corporate coffers and secret, undisclosed donors that make up Super PACs that combined, far outstrip contributions from grassroots organizations. And Republicans have no rival when it comes to their vote counts for anything corporate and financial sector. Just look at the vote count for S3816, a clean bill that would have granted generous tax incentives for corporations that keep jobs home and hire USA workers (even more generous breaks for hiring veterans), BUT it would have curtailed the numerous loopholes (write-offs, credits, deductions, etc.) for offshoring corporations. Telling!

  2. In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for about 32 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in just 11 percent.
    From 1948 to 1973 USA productivity rose 96.8% and worker compensation rose 91.3%
    From 1973 to 2013 USA productivity rose 73% and worker compensation rose a mere 8.9% during those years.
    Corporations have had a heyday during those years by evolving into “multinational” corporate entities who have found a way around the USA worker’s wage by employing desperate sweatshops who’ll work for $1 dollar a day. Then using existing Free Trade Agreements, import those products into an increasingly unemployed/underemployed USA workforce to benefit the corporate bottom line. BRILLIANT!

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