Commentary, Opinion

Christmas spirit, 2022

By Julia Purdy After the Gospel, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is probably the best known story of Christmas in the English language. Since 1900, the entertainment industry alone has produced at least 50 versions for film and TV. We […]

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Column, Money Matters

Are your taxes going to change?

By Kevin Theissen Most likely you’ve heard what’s brewing in Washington, D.C. called by one of these following names: The Build Back Better Act, “the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill” or the “Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan for Working Families.” […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

Opting in and out of government spending

By John McClaughry Editor’s Note: McClaughry, vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute, a free-market oriented public policy research and education organization. A large insurance company has been flooding the television channels with an advertising slogan “Only Pay for What […]

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Most Mendon taxpayers will pay less

Increased home valuations, lower municipal tax rate, surplus, state education formula explained By Brett Yates MENDON — A previous article in the Mountain Times, “Tax rate plunges in Mendon” (July 28), misstated the municipal tax rate in Mendon for 2021–2022 […]

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Money Matters

Income taxes are complex but logical

By Kevin Theissen The Internal Revenue Service estimates that taxpayers and businesses spend 6.1 billion hours per year complying with tax-filing requirements. To put this into perspective, if all this work were done by a single company, it would need […]

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