The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the branch of government Americans most love to hate. Yet strengthening the much-maligned IRS may hold the key to spurring economic recovery, reducing inequality and restoring our democracy.

President Joe Biden’s ambitious American Jobs and Families Plans, detailed in a joint session of Congress on April 28, would fund much-needed investments in infrastructure, jobs and families — all paid for with higher taxes on the wealthiest among us.

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Chuck Collins directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow him on Twitter @Chuck99to1. Omar Ocampo is an a researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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