What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 4, 2012

A Brief Note RE: The Trib

From the beginning of one of today's op-eds:
How can Pennsylvania add jobs and boost its economy? The Tax Foundation says that's elementary -- lift the crushing tax burden on businesses.

The nonpartisan research group's study, billed as a "landmark, apples-to-apples comparison" of state and local taxes, says Pennsylvania's overall tax burden is heaviest among the 50 states on mature businesses, retailers, research-and-development centers and corporate headquarters.
Nonpartisan?  That's not what Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of the National Review, said just last November:
The Tax Foundation, a conservative think tank, has estimated how many people paid income taxes each year going back to 1950.

By the way, according to mediamatters, two Scaife foundations (Carthage and Sarah Scaife) have given more than a million dollars to the "nonpartisan" Tax Foundation over the years.  Perhaps that should have been mentioned somewhere in the Trib's editorial.

Oh, those two Scaife foundations have given more to the Tax Foundation than the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and Exxon Mobil combined.

Nonpartisan?  Really?


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DMichael said...

An even better way that would save money would be to eliminate the age penalty for retirement in Allegheny county. After 20 years allow workers to freeze their pensions and collect at normal retirement age. This would open up thousands of jobs in a good govt section. It would also save the county approx $20,000 per year in pension payouts per retiree.