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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Who would Jesus tax?

Taxes are something we all have to deal with, whether we like it or not. They fund basic infrastructure and much needed social programs. The tax cuts of the Bush administration were supposed to create more jobs and redistribute the wealth for average Americans, but have they?

Listen to programTo find out, we talk with a single mom and a tax fairness advocate to debunk some myths about how wealth is created and what people can do to change tax policy. We also look at how an under-reported union between political conservatives and the Christian right preserves the gap between the haves and have-nots.

Bonus audio: Interview with the Urban Institute's Adam Carasso (NOT broadcast-quality)


Harmony Langford, single mom in Flint, Michigan; Anisha Desai, Deputy Director, United for Fair Economy; Tom McClosky, vice president of government affairs and chief lobbyist of the Family Research Council; Rich Meagher, PhD candidate, City University of New York; Max Sawicky, economist at the Economic Policy Institute.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Producer: Abby Scher
Mixing Engineer: Phillip Babich
Intern: Alexis McCrimmon
Recording assistants: Richie Duchon, Geoff Brady, Doug George and Robert Frazier

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For more information::

United for A Fair Economy
29 Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-423-2148; info@faireconomy.org

UFE's Racial Wealth Divide Project

Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

The Public Eye magazine
1310 Broadway, #201
Somerville, MA 02144

Citizens for Tax Justice
1616 P Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street, NW
Suite 300, East Tower
Washington, DC 20005-4707

Family Research Council
801 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Other helpful links::

Economic Self-Sufficiency Coalition of Western New York
716-887-2717; tkerr@uwbec.org

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
820 First Street, NE, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20002
202-408-1080; center@cbpp.org

Public Eye: "Tax Revolt as a Family Value - How the Christian Right Is Becoming A Free Market Champion"


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