DiscoverWhy Is This Happening? with Chris HayesCan We Tax the Rich? with Jesse Eisinger
Can We Tax the Rich? with Jesse Eisinger

Can We Tax the Rich? with Jesse Eisinger

Update: 2019-02-123
Share

Description

**Listen for details on how to win tickets to our live WITHpod recording with Stacey Abrams!**

Why is it so hard to raise taxes on the rich? From freshmen firebrands to Presidential hopefuls, taxing the wealthy has become the Congressional conversation du jour of 2019 that has no signs of slowing down. But before even getting into the policy debates and the ideological disputes, there’s one important and fundamental question that has to be answered: Do we have an IRS that has the capacity to do such a thing? ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger has done stellar reporting to uncover the scandalous hidden story of the ways the Republican Party, corporate interests, and big donors have all succeeded in gutting the IRS of its ability to do the one thing it exists to do: collect taxes to fund the United States government.

Email us at WITHpod@gmail.com

Tweet using #WITHpod

Read more at nbcnews.com/whyisthishappening

RELATED READING

How the IRS was Gutted

The Chickenshit Club by Jesse Eisinger




Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments 
loading
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Can We Tax the Rich? with Jesse Eisinger

Can We Tax the Rich? with Jesse Eisinger

Chris Hayes, MSNBC & NBCNews THINK