The same legislators who touted tax cuts for the rich as solution to our problems before the pandemic are also saying tax cuts for the rich are a solution during the pandemic. Tax cuts cannot be a solution to everything, especially at a time when the richest Americans are amassing more wealth than ever.
Neva joined ITEP in 2021. As a State Policy Analyst, Neva supports researchers and advocates in their fight for equitable and adequate state tax systems through policy analysis and research. Prior to ITEP, Neva was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Louisiana Budget Project where she worked on issues of tax policy, unemployment insurance and K-12 finance in Louisiana.
The status quo was a choice, but the Census data released today shows that different policy choices can create drastically different outcomes for children and families. It is time for our state and federal legislators to put people first when it comes to recovery.