Category: State

Why not tax thingy? Part 2, she’d tax me

23 April, 2010 (09:48) | Cities, Legislation and policy, Michigan, State, Taxation, Theory, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   As the New York Times reports, with no apparent irony, states strapped for cash because their reduced revenues are falling short of their increased funding promises   I would tax the nude in my bed. No – not tax. What is the word? Oh […]

Why not tax thingy? Part 1, find something new to tax

22 April, 2010 (11:13) | Cities, Legislation and policy, State, Taxation, Theory, US News |

By: David A. Smith   For states and municipalities grappling with insolvent funding obligations, or looming sovereign bankruptcy, the question is simple:   Taxation is indeed the very nub of my gist. Gentlemen, we have to find something new to tax!   I understood that!   Thingy?   And that, with very little artifice, is […]

And later neatly stumbled over

22 February, 2010 (12:05) | Bankruptcy, California, Predictions, State, US News |

By: David A. Smith   Our choicest plans have fallen through Our airiest castles tumbled over Because of lines we neatly drew And later neatly stumbled over Piet Hein, Grooks, On Problems   Don’t do this …   “If you think this country’s in bad shape,” sang Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup, “just wait […]