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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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When, Not If, Taxes Will Be Raised

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BY FROMA HARROP During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama portrayed his tax plan as a way to help “spread the wealth around.” That was an unfortunate choice of words, though not as silly as the “conservative” formulation that raising taxes “punishes success.” The object of taxation is not to spread the wealth and certainly not […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.