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Jo Comerford is the former executive director of the National Priorities Project, a non-profit organization that makes our complex federal budget transparent and accessible so people can exercise their right and responsibility to oversee and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

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When Government Is Too Small

Every American should have been in the streets when our elected officials labeled cancer care for children as "nonessential."

Operation Secret Loopholes

Senate efforts to revamp the tax code are off to a rocky start, including a plan to keep taxpayers in the dark about their lawmakers' actions until 2063.

Useless Baggage

With their big fuss over aviation punctuality, lawmakers make it clear that they're not feeling the pain felt by the majority of Americans.

Why Use a Bludgeon When a Calculator Will Do?

Some lawmakers have an almost-mythical resistance to raising revenue at a moment when affluent individuals and big corporations have the lowest tax burden in more than half a century.