why states are burning down


Nearly every state and local tax system takes a much greater share of income from middle- and low-income families than from the wealthy or from business.

When all state and local income, sales, excise and property taxes are added up, most state and local tax systems only screw the poor.

So-called ‘low-tax’ states are high-tax states for the poor, and most do not offer a fair deal to middle-income families either.

Budgets are failing. Only the wealthy pay low taxes.