Fair Shares of Debt

Soaking the Rich
Moving Target
Taxable Ideas
“Increasingly Challenging”
What Tax Rate Is Fair?
Christmas in the Tropics

Don’t Tax You. Don’t Tax Me. Tax That Fellow Behind the Tree

- Attributed to Senator Russell B. Long, Louisiana ~1930s

One thing you learn when writing about the debt problem, as I have been in recent weeks, is that many people think it’s not a problem at all. They believe we could easily balance the budget by (insert simplistic idea here).

It’s scary to think some problems are so big we can’t even understand them, much less solve them. Convincing ourselves the solutions exist but are being ignored provides some mental comfort. It lets us blame some nebulous “they” instead of taking responsibility for our own part of the problem.