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It's Tax Day!

April 15, 1996
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Robert McIntyre

Director, Citizens for Tax Justice, Washington D.C. It’s a nonpartisan research and advocacy group that fights for a fairer tax system.

Jim Braude

Executive Director, Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts (TEAM) of Boston, a progressive tax and budget advocacy group.

Miriam Waldon

Coordinator of Just Economics, in the Bay Area, CA, a collective of women who teach workshops on economics of labor, religious and community organizations to help people think strategically about how to build a just economy.

Taxes have figured prominently into many a Presidential election. Remember George Bush’s famous line "Read My Lips?" In an election year candidates who promise sweeping tax cuts seem to gain more popular support. But who is actually paying most of the taxes in this country and is the current system fair? What are the leading candidates proposing to do?

Jim Braude, Executive Director, Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts (TEAM) of Boston, a progressive tax and budget advocacy group. And Miriam Waldon, Coordinator of Just Economics, in the Bay Area, CA, a collective of women who teach workshops on economics of labor, religious and community organizations to help people think strategically about how to build a just economy.


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