5 Tax Day Truthbombs

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It’s Tax Day. Whether you like it or not.

But, even if you’re not a fan of actually paying taxes, it’s important to remember that taxes pay for the infrastructure that drives our prosperity — roads, bridges, public safety workers, Social Security, Medicare, and on an on.

We’ve collected 5 great infographics about how (and why) your taxes get spent on the state and federal level. Check them out below.

 

 

#1 | WHERE YOUR STATE AND LOCAL TAXES GO

SOURCE: New Mexico Fairness Project

SOURCE: New Mexico Fairness Project

 

#2 | LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME NEW MEXICANS PAY MORE THAN THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES

SOURCE: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

SOURCE: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

 

#3 | “WE’VE GIVEN AWAY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAX CUTS TO BIG CORPORATIONS [IN NEW MEXICO] OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.” [OK, this one’s not an infographic, but it’s an important point and one worth spending 2 minutes of your time learning about.]

 

#4 | THE GOP-LED CONGRESS IS AGAIN TRYING TO REPEAL THE ESTATE TAX – A MOVE THAT WOULD ONLY BENEFIT THE RICHEST 0.2% OF AMERICANS. YEA, THIS IS WHERE REPUBLICAN PRIORITIES STAND.

SOURCE: Center for American Progress

SOURCE: Center for American Progress

 

#5 | INCOME DISTRIBUTION TODAY IS REMARKABLY SIMILAR TO THE CONDITIONS WHICH LED TO THE GREAT DEPRESSION. [Learn more at www.InequalityForAll.com]

SOURCE: http://inequalityforall.com/

SOURCE: http://inequalityforall.com/