Unlike many countries, the United States is a miracle of taxpayers that actually pay taxes. It is also a culture that tends to let the most important things go unsaid. In this case, when Warren Buffett tells the world he paid a percentage less in taxes than his executive secretary, one of those most important things got said, out loud and it was news. That level of honesty drove the wealth world crazy, and the rest of us saddened by the idea that there is only one good billionaire. A list of the will be found here for review. Following are three progressive agents on the creation of public revenue, aka tax.
Ordinary people need a voice on tax laws and defense against special interests working for corporations and the wealthy.
An alliance of state, national, and some international organizations examining tax systems and policies combating corrupt financial practices.
A budget watchdog fighting the politicians from both parties who continue to fund pork-barrel projects, hand out unfair subsidies and tax breaks and make backroom deals with lobbyists.