Federal and State Tax Policy in the Best of the Blogosphere

December 2, 2008

The Tax Foundation’s mission is to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy and the size of the tax burden borne by Americans at all levels of government. And it’s nice to see that bloggers are paying attention to the Tax Foundation’s work at all levels of government.

On federal tax issues …

  • The Urbanophile, a blog about urban affairs in Midwestern cities, uses Tax Foundation studies on “nonpayers” into the federal income tax system to make the point that “the burdens of society must broadly be shared” and that folks should be concerned “about the class warfare rhetoric being used to demonize the ‘top 2%’ or whomever, as well as tax policies that are again separating America into a two-tier society: those who pay taxes and those who collect benefits.”
  • FisCons.com cites a recent blog post from Staff Economist Josh Barro on Congressman Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX 1) proposal for a two-month temporary tax holiday, saying that “Gohmert’s plan may be well-intentioned, but bad policy” and “will do little to stimulate the economy.”

On state tax issues …


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