This week’s map is a GIF showing the year each state adopted its gasoline excise tax. Oregon was the first state to do so in February of 1919 (Colorado, New Mexico, and North Dakota also enacted them later in the year)....
Scott Hodge on the Debt Ceiling, Deficit Spending and Federal Taxes
Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge discusses the current negotiations between Congress and the White House over the debt ceiling and the federal budget process. He also answers caller questions on the burden of the federal income tax and whether U.S. corporations and high-income households are paying their "fair share" of taxes.
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