Category: Tax Reform

Tax Bill Aims To Unwind A Decade of Prosperity

This week’s Courier Herald column: When part of a governing majority, members of the political party in charge get both credit and blame for the state of current events.  Georgia’s Republicans have run for re-election several times sharing the success stories of economic transformation in the aftermath of the great recession.  Many that have taken

Tax Cuts And Increased Spending Point To Revenue Needs

This week’s Courier Herald column: The muted lull between the Georgia General Assembly’s March Sine Die and the January 13th reconvening of legislators has been relatively quiet publicly.  Behind the scenes, there has been a philosophical and practical struggle over Georgia’s budget – all within the ranks of the majority Republican party. In late summer,

Income Taxes Down For All Groups Except “Rich”

This week’s Courier Herald column: It’s been difficult to get a good understanding of the tax cuts passed by a Republican Congress and signed into law by President Trump.  Media coverage has generally been sporadic, and seemed to accentuate the negative whenever possible.  Shortly after the bill passed, coverage implied that most Americans would see

Georgia’s Television Taxes Need Updating

This week’s Courier Herald column: When it comes to my television watching habits, I’m still a bit old school.  I’ve yet to “cut the cord”.  My television signal comes to me over traditional cable.  Except it’s not, really. It’s actually a service that piggybacks off of my broadband internet system.  It’s relatively new technology available

More Stadiums

Credit to political commentator Robert Patillo, who likely knows far more about sports than I, for reminding us that we have had NINE professional sports team stadiums with very few national titles. Fulton County Stadium + Georgia Dome + Mercedes Benz = No Titles Omni + Phillips Arena + State Farm Arena = No Titles Fulton

Georgia Tax Burden Lowest In Nation

This week’s Courier Herald column: With Tuesday’s primary set to select partisan nominees or send candidates to two-person runoffs, it’s time to note that the Republican nomination for Governor is ending for some where it began. There remain emphatic pledges to eliminate Georgia’s income tax. It’s easy to understand why these pledges are made. Voters