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More on Taxes and the Poor

May 12, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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CBPP

David Brunori at State Tax Notes discusses our recent report on states taxing low-income residents (we blogged about this here and here) and agrees with our key arguments:

“The center, in its latest report, has criticized attempts to raise taxes on the poorest segments of society. And it is right…

“It's unfair to ask the dispossessed to bear a greater burden of paying for government when they are already bearing the brunt of the economic downturn…

“As the CBPP says, proposals to increase the tax on the poor are aimed at reducing deficits. Balancing the budget on the back of the poor? That's not only unfair, it's also unwise.”