This year, if you say "Tax Day" and "social movement," the Tea Party isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. And if you go looking for a protest, you'll likely find folks protesting against the tax evaders of the top 1 percent.
The wealthy have been paying a larger share of federal income taxes not because their tax rates have gone up -- in fact, they've gone down. It's because they've been collecting the lion's share of the growth for decades.
Instead of giving the wealthiest Americans a free ride, why shouldn't we ask them to pay their fair share? That's the only way we are going to bring fairness to our tax system and make our nation stronger, healthier and more competitive.
American corporations make use of offshore tax havens and creative accounting techniques to legally avoid paying taxes in the United States, while still racking up record profits. The seriousness of the problem cannot be overstated.