Posts Tagged ‘tax increases’

Conservative Tax Claims Don’t Square With Reality

Minnesota Illustrated, a new report from the conservative Tax Foundation and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, makes some startling claims regarding taxes in Minnesota. Parts one and two of this series examined some of the Tax Foundation and Chamber claims regarding the state of Minnesota’s economy, which we found to be overstated in their pessimism.…

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Conservative Misapplications of the Laffer Curve

For the last four decades, a sizable phalanx of conservative thinkers has argued that government revenues can be increased by cutting tax rates. In reality, tax rate reductions have consistently failed to generate new revenue, both at the federal and state levels. Nonetheless, faith in the tax-cut-as-revenue-raiser dogma continues. “Tax-cut-as-revenue-raiser” claims are rooted in the…

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