Saturday, May 13, 2017

Where Anti-Tax Fervor Means ‘All Services Will Cease' - The NY Times

A minor article, Where Anti-Tax Fervor Means ‘All Services Will Cease’, highlighting a small town's cutting of it's nose to spite its face, ala a No Taxes credo.
Although much of the effective drive against taxes can be traced to 'astroturf' political organizations, American short-sightedness paired with its individualism, has helped create high inequality and low taxes, resulting in little money in people's pockets and in government coffers, required to sustain decent lives.
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