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POLICY PLATFORM: ECONOMIC JUSTICE
RESTRUCTURE TAX CODES
A Progressive Restructuring of All Tax Codes at the Local, State, and Federal Levels to Ensure a Radical and Sustainable Distribution of Wealth and Check on Corporate Power
The current taxation system exacerbates economic and racial disparities rather than generating sufficient revenue to be redistributed for the common good. Billionaires and corporations benefit from subsidies and tax breaks to accumulate wealth while avoiding taxation. Meanwhile low-income people and communities, who are disproportionately Black, are targeted for higher taxes and more aggressive enforcement of tax codes. Funding for public programs and infrastructure is slashed under the pretext of revenue shortfalls, while policymakers refuse to raise taxes and impose fees and fines disproportionately borne by Black and low-income communities to generate revenue instead.
The tax code must be radically restructured at all levels of government, and enforcement efforts must focus on corporations, wealth transfers, and high income earners.