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This week we focused on the federal budget and taxes, food assistance, poverty and inequality, housing, family income support, and the economy. 

Chart of the Week – Very Wealthy People Can Avoid Paying Tax on Most of Their Income 

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Very Wealthy People Can Avoid Paying Tax on Most of Their Income

 

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights: 

Child tax credit payments begin, aiding families with basic expenses 
Marketplace 
July 15, 2021  
 
Biden quiere extender el crédito por hijo y la secretaria del Tesoro pide que sea permanente 
Univision 
July 15, 2021 

Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America 
CNN 
July 15, 2021 

Opinion: It’s time to make these expanded tax credits permanent 
CNN Business 
July 14, 2021 

Senators seek Medicaid-like plan to cover holdout states 
Associated Press 
July 12, 2021 

How the rich avoid paying taxes 
Vox 
July 8, 2021 

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