Raising Fair & Adequate Taxes

During the past two years, we have made meaningful progress toward reversing a decades-long assault on our state and federal tax systems.

The expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts–raising state income taxes on the top 2%–and closing $411 million in state corporate tax loopholes have been a promising turn toward tax fairness and, for a time, have blunted the cuts-only strategy of the right-wing, austerity lobby.

These are successes we must build on in upcoming years.  The good news is the public still strongly supports a more fair tax system and the investments it would make possible.  The bad news is the compelling public needs that require these investments are still bearing down on everyday Minnesotans.  We urgently need to reverse racial inequities, prepare for the senior boom, address the growing cost of higher education, and respond to climate instability.  Addressing each of these problems will require going beyond a no-more-cuts, hope-we-can-break-even approach to tax advocacy.

Over the next two years we will take on new revenue solutions that ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay their fair share and that make new, shared solutions possible.  If you want to find out more about this work, please contact Chris Conry at 651-379-0760 or chris@takeactionminnesota.org.

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