Keep services in mind when cursing taxes

Commentary | October 14, 2009 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to a group of employees at the Everett Labor Temple. One woman raised her hand and asked how we were going to protect ourselves from the government taking our money for taxes. I asked her where she worked, and she responded that she worked for the Marysville School District. That means her family's income depends upon us, the taxpayers. So I thought it might be handy to sketch a few equations that we tend to forget about.

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