The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Terry Minow
Big Sky 55 

Congress Should Stop Rewarding Pharma With Tax Breaks for Gouging Patients

 


Love them or hate them, most Americans pay their fair share of taxes into the government’s coffers as a basic duty. In return, we get roads, schools, law enforcement, health services, clean air and water and other public goods that benefit everyone.

But for too long, the rules that apply to most of us have been shirked by the richest households and corporations--those who can afford to pay their fair share, but thanks to loopholes, lobbying and preferential treatment, seldom do.

Every year, dozens of Fortune 500 corporations manage to avoid taxes thanks to the Trump tax law and a web of...



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