Category Archives: Taxes

One Way Federal Policy Can Influence Local Housing Zoning For The Better

A couple of weeks ago, Minneapolis passed legislation banning single-family zoning. Here’s what that means (boldface mine): Opening up Minneapolis’ wealthiest, most exclusive districts to triplexes, the theory goes, will create new opportunities for people to move for schools or … Continue reading

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By Reader Request, An Update On Yesterday’s Post About Progressive Taxes

Yesterday, I posted about progressive income taxes, and compared income taxes during the Good Old Days of 1954 when straight Christian white people could treat everyone else like shit with impunity America Was Great to income taxes in 2018. In … Continue reading

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We Need A More Progressive Income Tax

Last week, Democratic congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez proposed a seventy percent tax on earned income above $10 million. Naturally, conservatives had a major panic attack (SNOWFLAKES!), and many people demonstrated, either honestly or dishonestly, that they don’t understand tax brackets (one of … Continue reading

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Full-Scale Looting, The Capital Gains Tax Edition

If a Democrat ever takes back the White House, she will have to make sure the copper pipes weren’t ripped out and hocked (boldface mine): The Trump administration is considering bypassing Congress to grant a $100 billion tax cut mainly … Continue reading

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Boston, “The Future Of Inflation”, And Housing

We come across this statement by the chairman of the Boston Federal Reserve (boldface mine): At a Friday breakfast meeting of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston’s Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren laid out some of the unique challenges … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Energy, Housing, Taxes

The Problem With The GOP Tax Cut Is It’s Not Big Enough For Most People

Republicans want to tout their tax cut plan, but the problem is the cuts aren’t big enough (boldface mine): Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin also said Americans would see benefits of the bill in their paychecks by February, but a new … Continue reading

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Democrats Unveil A Good Infrastructure Plan

And they didn’t half-ass it either (boldface mine): The proposal unveiled by Democratic leaders Wednesday would plow just over $1 trillion into a wide range of infrastructure needs, including $140 billion for roads and bridges, $115 billion for water and … Continue reading

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