Jonah Goldberg and the Myth of ‘Tax Freedom’ Day

Right-wing columnist Jonah Goldberg leads his column today (USA Today, 4/6/10): Congratulations! This is your last week working for the man–at least for this year. The Tax Foundation calculates that Tax Freedom Day for 2010 is April 9, which means that by Friday, Americans will have spent nearly 100 days working just to pay their taxes. If Democrats have their way, Tax Freedom Day will keep getting later and later. Every year there are journalists swallow this line–and every year, theCenter on Budget & Policy Priorities points out that the Tax Foundation’s study has serious methodological flaws. Most importantly, the […]