Rebating tax dollars doesn’t ‘cost’ a state anything. It’s your money!
A newspaper account early this year reported on pending legislation that would “slash billions of dollars worth of taxes” in my home state of Indiana. The article was more interesting for its word choices than for its content. Twice, it stated that the proposal would “cost the state” money. Twice, it warned that the state would “lose out” on large sums. And the article capped its evident alarm by labeling the bill a “potential hit” against both state and local governments.
Originally published: March 21, 2022
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post