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Today On Your Call: Where do your taxes go?
On today’s Your Call, on Tax Day, we’ll have a conversation about the tax system. The US government collects about a quarter of its gross domestic product through taxes. Who's paying the most taxes? Who's not paying taxes? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. What would a fair tax system look like -- and would any of the proposals out there now move us toward a better system? What would you change? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Matthew Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank that works on state and federal tax policy issues
Tim Cavanaugh, managing editor of the libertarian Reason.com and a columnist for Reason magazine
Garrett Gruener, founder of Ask.com, co-founder of venture capital firm Alta Partners, and member of Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, a group of millionaires asking for higher taxes
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorites: Where do our federal and state tax dollars go?
Sarah Anderson and Scott Klinger, The Nation: Six Rigged Rules Corporations Use to Dodge Taxes
Ezra Klein, Washington Post: The taxes Americans really pay, in two graphs
Jonathan Weisman, NY Times: In Senate, Republicans Block Debate on ‘Buffett Rule’
David Kocieniewski, NY Times: But Nobody Pays That
Jacoba Urist, The Atlantic: No Taxes, No Travel: Why the IRS Wants the Right to Seize Your Passport