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“Rich States, Poor States”: A 110-page guide to crashing your state’s economy | Part 1

If you want your state’s economy to grow, do the opposite of what ALEC and Arthur Laffer recommend. Each year since 2007, the conservative bill mill and stealth corporate lobby group known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy

Tax cuts for growth? Don’t make me Laffer out loud

Arthur Laffer is the go-to guy for conservative fiscal types who think tax cuts for millionaires are just the recipe for economic growth. Problem is, Laffer’s numbers don’t hold up under scrutiny. Laffer contends that the nine states without personal

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

Initiative 1098: Fixing the most regressive tax system in the country

Initiative 1098: Fixing the most regressive tax system in the country

June 30, 2010

Background   A regressive tax is one that takes a larger percentage of the income of low‐income people than of high‐ income people. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) has concluded Washington State has the most regressive tax

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Progressive Tax Reform
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