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Stupid Tax Tricks – Campaign Edition
with Special Guest Josh Kornbluth

Sponsored by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:00–1:30 p.m. (light lunch at 11:45 p.m.)
Katharine Graham Conference Center
Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC

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"I now think that taxation is the coolest topic on the planet - with the possible exception of love." Josh Kornbluth

Amidst worldwide financial panic, endless voter pandering, and half-trillion (and rising) federal deficits, the Tax Policy Center offers comic relief. Join us for a special lunch with monologist Josh Kornbluth and hear his hilarious take on taxes and democracy.

Josh was last in Washington for his one-man show Love & Taxes at Arena Stage. By Josh’s own account, one performance was "raucously received by the entire second row, and that whole row had been occupied by U.S. Tax Court judges."

Josh is now back at Arena Stage from October 9 through 26 with his new monologue, Citizen Josh, which, by the way, is also his slightly delayed Princeton senior thesis. For extra credit, he’s agreed to share his views on taxes, the campaign, and the state of American democracy in a conversation with TPC director Len Burman and TaxVox editor Howard Gleckman, who will pitch their own ideas for a future monologue based on 2008 presidential tax politics.

Stupid Tax Tricks - Campaign Edition will bail you out of your economic blues. For your share of relief, register online or e-mail:, or call 202-261-5554.

For more information about Josh's new show, visit Citizen Josh. Use code JOSH50 for a 2-for-1 discount.