Today is April 29, the anniversary of the passage of the “People’s Budget” in Britain in 1910, the first budget in history with the intention of taxing wealth to redistribute it.
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Today the Tax Foundation turns 75 years old!
It was on this day in 1937 that small group of business executives gathered in New York City to discuss how no one was effectively monitoring fiscal activities at all levels of government and conveying that information to the general public. In the heart of the Great Depression, over the past few years, federal spending had climbed 170 percent and federal tax collections 198 percent. Without accurate information, policymakers and citizens were operating in the dark.
Those forward-thinking individuals decided to launch an organization which, through research and analysis, would inform and educate Americans using objective, reliable data on government finance. That remains our mission to this day.
Celebrate our birthday by donating today! If you donate $75 today ($1 for every year we've worked for better tax policy), we'll make sure you're among the first to get our new Facts & Figures booklet when it comes out early next year., at no additional cost.
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