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Taxing The Poor In Texas

By Matthew Yglesias  

"Taxing The Poor In Texas"

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Incidentally, you might be thinking about Rick Perry’s complaint that poor people and retirees don’t pay enough in taxes and wonder how Texas is doing on that score. Unfortunately, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy data on Texas tax structure (PDF) doesn’t let me look at retirees. We can, however, see that among the non-elderly, Governor Perry has done a great job of soaking the poor:

All states are at least somewhat regressive, but some like Massachusetts (PDF) are much less regressive.

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