Low taxes. No taxes. Those were the hot issues last week at my other tax blog.
A Congressional Research Service study says it doesn't matter.
"There is not conclusive evidence … to substantiate a clear relationship between the 65-year steady reduction in the top tax rates and economic growth," according to the report.
Tax rates don't matter to some Americans, 47 percent to be precise. They don't have to pay federal income taxes.
Talking about nonpayers got Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in trouble. It also prompted the Tax Foundation to re-release a 2009 Harris poll that found that two-thirds of adults believed that "everyone should be required to pay some minimum amount of tax to help fund the government."
You can be sure these tax matters will continue to be part of election discussions.
And you can always check out what I have to say about them and other tax issues at Bankrate Taxes Blog, usually each Tuesday and Thursday.
If you happen to miss my posts on those days, look for a wrap-up here the following weekend.
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