Our current tax code is full of special breaks and loopholes for powerful interests. It needs to be overhauled so everyone plays by the same rules. Too many politicians have stacked the deck in favor of their wealthy campaign contributors and corporate interests, while the middle class gets stuck with the tab.
One example: 30 corporations spent $476 million to lobby Congress over three years and they dodged $68 billion in federal taxes. Unbelievable!
It’s time to start making our tax code fair to average people who work hard and play by the rules, not just the wealthy who lobby hard and rewrite the rules in their favor. Today wealthy donors and big corporations use their lobbyists and campaign contributions to rig the tax system in their favor. It’s about time they started living by the same rules as the rest of us.
How Special Interests Get Tax Breaks from Washington
Representation Without Taxation: Fortune 500 Companies that Spend Big on Lobbying and Avoid Taxes [Citizens for Tax Justice and U.S. PIRG, January 2012]
Loopholes for Sale: Campaign Contributions by Corporate Tax Dodgers [Citizens for Tax Justice and U.S. PIRG, March 2012]