A compulsory contribution to government for facilities or services, typically levied upon income, goods, services, and transactions.





The Purpose of the Social Safety Net

The Social Safety net is a collection of welfare services meant to help people bounce up when they hit bottom, it is not meant as a net to trap the poor under.




The Estate Tax Is Fair Fact

The federal estate tax on property (cash, real estate, stock, or other assets) transferred from deceased persons to their heirs is a fair tax that helps prevent a wealth gap over time.


About Half of Americans Own Stocks Fact

According to a 2016 Gallup poll about half of Americans own stocks and about half don’t. This is down since 2007 when around 65% of Americans owned stocks.


The Progressive Federal Income Tax System Explained

In America we have a Progressive Federal Income Tax system broken down into “tax brackets”. Tax Filers pay the “marginal tax rate” on each dollar of income in a given bracket (after most deductions, but before tax credits).