Tag Archive for taxes

Why Tax Reform Is So Hard

Ignore for a moment that the core problem is spending, this is a great column from Will. George Will: Taming the tax code beast – The Washington Post: Every complexity in the 4 million-word tax code was created at the…

When Both Sides of the Aisle Work Together …

Hmmm. This is not good. Definitely read this one. A little bipartisanship? Senators Really Don’t Want You to Know How They’re Reforming Taxes – Brian Resnick – The Atlantic: With the weight held by the special interests, this is dangerous work…

Apple Shakedown Follow-Up

I see Dr. Sowell’s recent column is about the Apple corporate tax business. So Apple is already paying $16 million a day in taxes?!! It’s never enough. “We have truly entered the world of  ‘Alice in Wonderland’ when the CEO of…

Social Welfare and The IRS

The NYT applauds the political bullying by the IRS. No surprise there, it fits their world view. The I.R.S. Does Its Job – NYTimes.com: Taxpayers should be encouraged by complaints from Tea Party chapters applying for nonprofit tax status at…

Two Quotes For The IRS Scandal

I think they’re appropriate. “All animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others.” – George Orwell Source: in “Animal Farm” Oh, yeah. “The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that the pickpocket doesn’t get…

Free Speech & Airline Fees

This. George F. Will: The government puts a limit on free speech about taxes – The Washington Post: The government’s total price rule forbids the airlines from calling attention to the tax component of the price of a ticket by…

Are Income Taxes Doubly-Progressive?

I asked a couple years ago, Who Pays Taxes? Are They Doubly-Progressive? Further … On Paying Our “Fair Share” : The Freeman: Any set of progressive tax rates is arbitrary. If the set 10%, 20%, and 30% is unfair, would the…

Who Pays Taxes? Is It Fair?

Not only do the so-called “rich” (I am sadly not among them, not even close) appear to pay their fair share, they pay quite a bit more. In fact there are so many people who pay so little in taxes…