Just two weeks ago we hosted my parents, siblings, their spouses, and their children for Thanksgiving. We didn’t talk much about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (our 15 mouths were too full of food). Maybe we should have.
“When did you first learn about taxes?” I asked my 18-year-old nephew who had just been telling us about his organic chemistry class. If he could manage the structure of carbon atoms, surely he could he could learn a little tax policy.
We spent the better part of a beautiful, sunny weekend working on our taxes. We were among friends, if social media offers any indication: So many Facebook posts, so many sad or angry emojis expressing resignation or frustration.