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Taxes Exact the Highest Toll from the Poorest Americans

Poor Americans are shouldering an unfair tax burden, a toll that is exacerbating poverty-related problems like obesity, early mortality, low graduation rates, teen pregnancy and crime, according to the authors of the book “Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged” (University of California Press, February 2011).