Here is an excellent summary by Kaiser Health News of the dilemma that GOP lawmakers face with regard to health care exchanges. The exchanges are required by ObamaCare. If Obamacare is not defeated either by the U.S. Supreme Court or by repeal by Congress, the state of Minnesota has to have an exchange in place on Jan. 1, 2014. Rep. Steve Gottwalt, who opposes ObamaCare, think the state is better off crafting the exchange sooner rather than late
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Our good friends at the Tax Foundation have a fun music video with a song “Tax Freedom Day.”
We would love to produce these kinds of fun videos here in Minnesota. If you have any talent
Here is a report from our Friends at the Tax Foundation on this year’s Tax Freedom Day. You can read the full report here: Tax Foundation Special Report No. 190
You can also get this year’s “Facts & Figures” here.
Tax Freedom Day® (for the nation) will arrive on April 12 this year, the 102nd day of 2011. That means Americans will work well over three months of the year, from January 1 to April 12, before they have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels.
Tax Freedom Day arrives three day later in 2011 than it did in 2010, but nearly two weeks earlier than in 2007. This shift toward a lower tax burden since 2007 has been driven by three factors: