Lower and Simplify Taxes!

Thursday's Editorial - April 7, 2011

Questions

VOCABULARY FROM THE ARTICLE:

tariff (para. 4) - a tax on goods coming into or leaving a country (m-w.com)

excise tax (para. 4) - a tax on certain things that are made, sold, or used within a country (m-w.com)

complexity (para. 7) - when something has many parts and may be difficult to understand or find an answer to (dictionary.cambridge.org)

decipher (para. 9) - to find the meaning of (something that is difficult to read or understand) (m-w.com)

comply (para. 11) - to do what you have been asked or ordered to do (m-w.com)

compliance (para. 13) - the following of a custom, rule, or law (m-w.com)

exemption (para. 16) - a source or amount of income that is not taxed (m-w.com)

 

1.  What problem is Mr. Stossel addressing in his commentary?

2.  What solution does he propose?

3.  a) Do you think Mr. Stossel has a valid argument?  Explain your answers.
b)  Ask a parent the same question.