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    The Taxman Cometh

    By Kyle | February 6, 2009

    Sock Broadway with a tax increase? Noooo, cries the New York Times. (Seriously.) Why? Because tax increases make life harder for consumers and make them turn away from the thing that is being heavily taxed. This, as John Podhoretz points out in one of his typically witty and pithy postings, is the fundamental reason to oppose not just a Broadway tax increase but any tax increase. So if the Times is against this one, it should rethink its love affair with tax hikes in general.

    Topics: Broadway, Theater | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “The Taxman Cometh”

    1. Brandon Says:
      February 6th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

      This is why I’ve said if the government were truly interested in “stimulus” they would do a 6 month suspension on the Federal Income Tax (this would go along way to helping people get back on their feet again), eliminate the idiotic Capital Gains Tax to stimulate the stock market, and as far as where to get the lost revenue try something revolutionary like…I don’t know cutting spending. Remember the income tax was supposed to be temporary until the passing of the 13th ammendment back in 1913.

      Whatever happened to “No taxation without representation”?