Book Discussion on If Americans Really Understood the Income Tax

John Fox talked about his book If Americans Really Understood the Income Tax: Uncovering Our Most Expensive Ignorance, published by… read more

John Fox talked about his book If Americans Really Understood the Income Tax: Uncovering Our Most Expensive Ignorance, published by Westview Press. He suggested that the values of our government are represented in the tax system, saying that Congress has pursued social and economic programs through the tax system by using deductions and credits that amounted to 3 trillion dollars in 2000 of un-taxed income. Mr. Fox said the U.S. would have a stronger economy without these provisions and suggested doing away with all but the most essential special relief provisions, and implementing a simpler tax code that would reduce taxes for all brackets. Mr. Fox said that he wrote the book to empower taxpayers with useful information for times when political candidates propose additional tax reforms. He answered questions from audience members at the end of the program. close

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  • Barbara E. Brittingham Deputy Director New England Assoc. of Schools and Colleges->Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • John Fox Visiting Lecturer Mount Holyoke College->Complex Organizations Program

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Book Discussion on If Americans Really Understood the Income Tax

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164882-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jul 2, 2001
Last Aired:
Feb 6, 2006

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  • Jul 02, 2001 | 6:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 03, 2005 | 5:50am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2005 | 5:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 02, 2006 | 5:46am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 04, 2006 | 5:46pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 06, 2006 | 5:46am EST | C-SPAN 3
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