Archive for the ‘Taxes’ Category

I cringe at the fact that here on April 15 I am sitting down to write an item about taxes.  How trite.  How cliché.  The Internet is being flooded today with people writing about this subject: “I hate taxes!”, “I love taxes!”, “My taxes are too high!”, “What are you going to do with your […]


Background: I got an email from a friend the other day.  It was that poem about all the different ways the government has found to tax us.  (Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he’s fed…)  Then at the end there is this big list of different taxes (44 of them) […]


I got an email from a friend the other day.  It was that poem about all the different ways the government has found to tax us.  (Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he’s fed…)  Then at the end there is this big list of different taxes (44 of them) and […]


Heard about the new state income tax proposal by Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL–Bloomington). She suggests eliminating the current credits for day care and subtractions for education expenses and a cap on the mortgage interest credit at $420. The Strib quotes her, “Credits are back-door spending that favor those at the higher level.” Rep. Lenczewski also touts the benefits of a simplified tax system.