2 thoughts on “July 29 Open Thread”

  1. I could not believe my eyes when I read in George Skelton’s column that Darrell Steinberg is proposing raising all state income tax rates by 1% except the top rate.  What?  

    Raising all rates except the top one would flatten the progressivity of the income tax.  This should be an absolute non-starter, even when paired with lowering the sales tax.  When taxes need to be raised, they should be raised progressively — the top rates must increase more than the lower rates, to maintain the current ratio of lowest to highest rates.

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