Archives for October 2010

A Rolling Stone Hates High Taxes

A Rolling Stone Hates High Taxes

My favorite blogging economist, Greg Mankiw, alerts us to a blog post by Matthew Kahn about the disincentive effect of high taxes in A Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss: The Stones are famously tax-averse. I…

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Best and Worst States for Business

Best and Worst States for Business

The Tax Foundation has released its 2011 State Business Climate Index (PDF). The results are not surprising: The ten states that had the best tax climates on the first day of the 2011 fiscal year (July 1,…

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Big-Government Closes Down Pumpkin Stand Operated by 4 Year Old

Big-Government Closes Down Pumpkin Stand Operated by 4 Year Old

WebCPA tells us how one state has chosen to use your tax money: An Idaho State Tax Commission official has informed a family that their children’s roadside pumpkin stand violates the law and needs to…

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Sweet Irony: Democratic Club Fails to Pay Property Taxes

Sweet Irony: Democratic Club Fails to Pay Property Taxes

Every now and then a blog post comes along that makes my day. But Russ Fox of Taxable Talk has written Taxes are for the Other Party that has made my month: The Democratic National Committee has…

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Obama Proposes Trickle-Down Tax Break for Businesses

Obama Proposes Trickle-Down Tax Break for Businesses

Here’s some good news. President Obama said on Friday that he wants to give small businesses an unlimited 179 deduction for capital expenditures: “What I want to do to accelerate this recovery is to allow businesses of…

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