"This is a grotesque indicator of the deep inequalities in U.S. society."
In addition to boosting wages, it will take major policy changes, like making child care more universally available and affordable, to offset the skyrocketing costs of living for American workers.
As the agency’s ability to audit the rich crumbles, its scrutiny of the poor has held steady in recent years. Meanwhile, a new study shows that audits of poor taxpayers make them far less likely to claim credits they might be entitled to.
"This is an act of solidarity with drivers across the country, and really across the world, who are suffering with poverty wages."
"A novel way to take health care etc. away from people AND make it look like there are fewer poor people – change the formula."
In 2016, the top 1 percent paid 37.3 percent of individual income taxes.