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The Rich Will Pay for Our Sins
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 by David Brunori

More and more Republicans in Congress are distancing themselves from their promise never to raise taxes. In fact, it's been "Throw Grover Under the Bus Week" in Washington. I am no fan of the pledge never to raise taxes. It's not... Read More

Free the Puppies, Tax a Millionaire
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by David Brunori

When I was a progressively minded editorial writer, I was never opposed to higher income taxes. I come from a long line of Brunoris who knew neither terrible poverty nor great wealth. It was easy to shrug off attempts to tax people who were better off... Read More

They Don’t Call It Country and Western Anymore
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by David Brunori

ABC Studios is going to do a television series called Nashville . The show will, appropriately, be about the country music scene. Nashville is the home of country music. In fact, the city calls itself "music city." It is the home of the Country... Read More

I'll Drink to That
Posted on 4 May 2012 by David Brunori

Several years ago, in a blatant money grab, the California Board of Equalization decided that flavored malt beverages should be taxed as hard liquor (at $3.30/gallon) rather than beer (at a much more civilized 20 cents/gallon). This week, in a 3-0 decision... Read More

Free the Puppies, Tax a Millionaire
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by David Brunori

When I was a progressively minded editorial writer, I was never opposed to higher income taxes. I come from a long line of Brunoris who knew neither terrible poverty nor great wealth. It was easy to shrug off attempts to tax people who were better off... Read More

I'll Drink to That
Posted on 4 May 2012 by David Brunori

Several years ago, in a blatant money grab, the California Board of Equalization decided that flavored malt beverages should be taxed as hard liquor (at $3.30/gallon) rather than beer (at a much more civilized 20 cents/gallon). This week, in a 3-0 decision... Read More

The Rich Will Pay for Our Sins
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 by David Brunori

More and more Republicans in Congress are distancing themselves from their promise never to raise taxes. In fact, it's been "Throw Grover Under the Bus Week" in Washington. I am no fan of the pledge never to raise taxes. It's not... Read More

They Don’t Call It Country and Western Anymore
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by David Brunori

ABC Studios is going to do a television series called Nashville . The show will, appropriately, be about the country music scene. Nashville is the home of country music. In fact, the city calls itself "music city." It is the home of the Country... Read More

More Nanny Taxes
Posted on 22 May 2012 by David Brunori

I keep hearing more and more state legislators talk about imposing taxes on "violent video games." It reminded me of an article I wrote earlier this year about such proposals. Back in February, bored Oklahoma lawmakers took a break from playing... Read More