Here is today’s story from Harry Gross.

Dear Harry: Something has concerned me for a long time as a single taxpayer. I realized that the government encourages marriage for whatever reasons, even though the divorce rate is in the 50 percent area. It’s clearly unfair for the government to tax me more than a married individual considering that my responsibilities as a single person are actually more than a married man. For example, the …

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Another great story by Harry Gross of Philadelphia Inquirer.

Dear Harry: Something has concerned me for a long time as a single taxpayer. I realized that the government encourages marriage for whatever reasons, even though the divorce rate is in the 50 percent area. It’s clearly unfair for the government to tax me more than a married individual considering that my responsibilities as a single person are actually more than a married man. For example, the …

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Today at Times Union, Rick Karlin writes:

Conservatives borrowed a page from Barack Obama’s playbook on Wednesday, using the Internet to help spread the word about a nationwide tax protest in which participants heaped particular scorn on the federal stimulus package.

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* Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. Announces Year End 2007 Results (Wallace Witkowski, Fox News)

Close your eyes and imagine it’s 1975. Inflation is high, jobs are scarce and the government decides the best way to stimulate the economy is to raise taxes. Nowadays, that approach doesn’t seem to make much sense, but smart people once believed that the best way to help the common man was to tax him as much as possible, then turn around and dole out entitlements to keep folks afloat.