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The IRS decided to get tough against Microsoft. Microsoft got tougher.

For years, the company has moved billions in profits to Puerto Rico to avoid taxes. When the IRS pushed it to pay, Microsoft protested that the agency wasn’t being nice. Then it aggressively fought back in court, lobbied Congress and changed the law.

Can we at least agree on helping our most vulnerable children?

Maybe if we could start by focusing on this single point of agreement – helping our youngest and most vulnerable low-income children access quality early learning programs — it might lead to cooperation and progress on other issues as well.