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Joe Thorndike

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I was 12 when I first heard “Little Red Corvette,” a profoundly racy song by the late musician Prince. I didn’t really understand the lyrics but remember shouting, “I love this song!” Even though English was their second language, my parents caught its meaning and were not fans. I just rolled my eyes, thinking “What’s wrong with a car?”
May 4, 2016Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Some GOP Kansas legislators may wish they could pack their bags and go home. And they did, over the weekend, but will be back in session today to try to pass a bill that fills the state’s $400 million budget hole with tax increases and other revenue-raising measures. It’s no easy task, given
June 8, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last week, I blogged on the many GOP presidential candidates who are talking about tax reform rather than tax cuts. This week, tax historian Joe Thorndike published a rebuttal on the Tax Analysts blog and on . Joe, who is very much in the watch-what-they-do-not what-they-say (WWTDNWTS)
May 19, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Can the income tax fund the government we seem to want? Probably not. Will lawmakers create a revenue system that will? Not anytime soon. That was the consensus of four tax policy experts at an Urban Institute panel I moderated this afternoon. The panelists--historian Joe Thorndike, Urban Institute
February 5, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
These days, some people want to impose a new Buffett tax on millionaires while others are outraged that low income people pay no income taxes at all and still others want to cut taxes on “job creators.” All in the name of fairness. Is the tax code fair? Should it be? It all depends on what you mean
May 3, 2012Howard Gleckman