Archive for the ‘Tax Policy’ Category

An idea whose time has come: raise the federal gas tax. Also, an important, new-ish trend.

December 16th, 2014

Here’s an argument–raising the federal gas tax that’s been stuck at $0.18/gallon since 1993–that IMHO should be highly resonant right now with progressives, environmentalists, fiscally responsible types, those with common sense, and anyone else I’ve left out. Anyway, it’s over at PostEverything. There’s even some bipartisan support for the idea. Let me add two pictures… Read more

Some serious nonsense on CBO from the WSJ

December 2nd, 2014

I almost never bother with editorials from the Wall St. Journal, which read to me something like, “Boy, if toasters could sing and dance, breakfast would be a lot more fun!” But this AMs entry was almost like a satire—an Onion version—of their usual fare. They want to get rid of the Congressional Budget Office… Read more