Can the center hold?

The Greek left (exemplified by the tax collectors’ union) and some folks in the American right are trying the same approach.   When Greek tax collectors went on strike, I worried for their country.  Now, in America, House Republicans propose to cut the IRS budget by $3 billion, that is, 25 percent.  That’s starving the beast, all right – working for the collapse of the government.

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Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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