by Ryan McMaken
Some myths about taxes and taxpayers never go away. Among them is the myth that tax breaks amount to “subsidies.”
Laurence Vance recently pointed out a particularly oblivious claim made recently by a staffer at National Public Radio who claimed that a tax deducation is the “financial equivalent of the government writing people a check every year.”
In no way, Vance correctly points out, is a tax deduction anything at all like the government writing checks to people.
Freedom Breathes Through Tax Loopholes
Matthew McCaffrey explains further: