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Congresswoman Wants To Drug Test The Rich – Introduces The “Top 1% Accountability Act of 2016.”

From NPR NEWS

The richest Americans take heavy advantage of the tax code’s many deductions. So Rep. Gwen Moore has an idea: She wants rich Americans to get drug-tested before they can get those tax benefits.

The Wisconsin Democrat is introducing the “Top 1% Accountability Act of 2016.” Its goal: require “drug testing for all tax filers claiming itemized deductions in any year over $150,000,” her office said in a press release.

Moore made it clear the bill is intended not so much as a statement about the rich but about the poor (the bill has little chance of actually going anywhere in a Republican-controlled House).

“It is my sincere hope that my bill will help eradicate the stigma associated with poverty and engage the American public in a substantive dialogue regarding the struggles of working- and middle-class families,” she said in the release.

Complete Article Here: NPR NEWS

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