Category Archives: Taxes

OH NOES! A Tiny Tax Hike on People Who Earn $1 Million Annually

Tuesday, some asshole with a blog noted how silly it is to worry that the rich will flee D.C. if their taxes are raised very slightly. What makes that argument all the more ridiculous is how small those increases–which passed!–will … Continue reading

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If We Tax the Rich, They’ll Leave D.C.

Blah, blah, blah. This came across the Twitterz: Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams is urging members of the business community to write @councilofdc in opposition to proposed tax increases on high earners. "Highly skilled workers are more mobile than ever. … Continue reading

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People Have to Like This Crap: The Child Tax Credit Edition

One of Biden’s signature anti-poverty programs is the Child Tax Credit, which gives families $300 per month per child as a tax refund (if someone pays no taxes, they receive a check). Unfortunately, the implementation leaves a lot to be … Continue reading

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How to Defeat the Axis of Authoritarianism

A couple of years ago, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a foreign policy speech in which he decried what he called “the international authoritarian axis.” It’s good rhetoric, but the question is what would that foreign policy look like? … Continue reading

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The Tax Cut Bill Was Horrible

In a very good story about all of the problems in Il Trumpe’s and the Republicans’ (band name!) horrible tax bill, which is little more than a massive looting by companies, this section was noteworthy for a couple of reasons … Continue reading

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The Business Rent Is Too Damn High: The Bike Store Edition

I know I hit this theme a lot, but an underemphasized problem many booming cities are facing is skyrocketing business rents. If residents want affordable prices, along with more interesting options–and those interesting options often not the businesses that make … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Big Fan of Tax Easements, But If You’re Going to Use Them…

…this is the right way to do it (boldface mine): A decades-old District institution on Georgia Avenue NW looks like it’s slated for a 10-year tax abatement, after the black-owned bookstore lobbied for relief from the city. The D.C. Council … Continue reading

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You Can’t Have Gentrification Without a Gentry Class: The SALT Edition

Yes, not enough housing can bid up prices. But as we’ve been saying for years, you can’t have gentrification without a gentry class. In other words, housing prices, in part, are expensive because the gentry class is able to afford … Continue reading

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Trump’s Terrible Taxes

One of the reason I’ve wanted to get Il Trumpe’s taxes is that it has been blindingly obvious they will reveal some very bad things. I’m not referring to the very strong possibility that he’s not worth anywhere near what … Continue reading

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Republicans Shoot Themselves In The Foot Over Taxes. Again.

If we lived in a better world, Republicans would be driven out of office over putting kids in cages. Sadly, we do not live in such a world–it’s not as if anyone was punished for torture during the Iraq War. … Continue reading

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