Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has said that he wants to tie work requirements to the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC).

At first glance, this will sound reasonable to some. In practice, a work requirement is unnecessarily punitive, paints everyone with a broad brush, adds more bureaucracy to the…


Several prominent Democratic members of the House and Senate have indicated that they are reluctant to approve President Biden’s proposals to raise revenue from high-income individuals and corporations even though these proposals are extremely popular with voters. …


When ProPublica released its latest bombshell on the ultra-wealthy’s influence on the 2017 Trump tax cuts, it evoked a familiar response — stunning, but not surprising. The granular detail provided in the report is remarkable. …


“It’s not just condominium buildings that are showing their age,” Peter Coy writes in a piece critiquing the condominium form of ownership for underinvesting in maintenance. Coy just as easily could have been describing American democracy that is showing its age in similar ways.

The condo collapse in Surfside, FL


In the latest display of contrived outrage, conservative political groups are waging a campaign to stop efforts to boost IRS funding, including pressuring Sen. Mitch McConnell to block a bipartisan infrastructure compromise that beefs up IRS funding.

Shoring up the IRS’s budget is a central component of both the bipartisan…


It was just a year ago that across the nation, cars lined up for miles outside of foodbanks and one in five households faced eviction. Before the pandemic, many of us were just scraping by and endured immediate hardship after losing all or part of our wages. …


Representational democracy in the United States received another blow this week, yet — unlike recent Republican efforts to limit voting rights or pass unpopular tax cuts for the rich — it received almost no media attention.

In a frustrating setback for President Biden’s economic agenda, the little-known but highly influential…


GOP leaders’ repeated bad faith “compromise” offers to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan (AJP) reveal they are more interested in preserving corporate tax cuts than investing in people and communities — and children.

The AJP would create jobs and shore up our communities with a bold $1.7 trillion investment in…


The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors put on a show for NBA fans last night. The intrigue behind LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the NBA’s greatest players, meeting in a high-stakes matchup for the first time since their four straight Finals appearances from 2015–2018 did not…


Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star game to Denver did not signal they are on team blue. They are on team green.

Sen. Mitch McConnell has had better weeks. While he is usually being credited for masterfully manipulating some combination of Senate rules, the Constitution and his own party, this week he found himself on the defensive as he called corporations “stupid” for weighing in on thorny political issues, saying the political…

Citizens for Tax Justice

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