How much have you got? How did you get it?

Attention Conservation Notice: This begins with a note about Alabama politics, then discusses equitable taxation in general, mentioning Winston Churchill. Today the Alabama legislature’s Republicans are expected to rally (for the fourth time this session) around the medieval principle of “might makes right” — especially its fiscal corollary: that the state should tax heads, but […]

Republicans defend the grocery tax

The bill to repeal the grocery sales tax was defeated a second time in the Alabama House yesterday. Bill sponsors and Democratic leaders in the House say they’ll keep trying. The opposition was almost uniformly Republican. Their complaint was that the bill would unfairly penalize rich taxpayers by removing the state income tax deduction for […]