The public needs to have serious discussion about tax fairness and what it really means. In one way or another, the campaign season in Wisconsin and across the country seems to be boiling down, in part, to a question of tax fairness. The problem is what’s fair to one doesn’t seem to always be fair to all. We need some definitions we can all agree on.
In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion piece, Jack Norman, now director of Tax Fairness Wisconsin, does a great job by putting the question in context rather than trying to make it a bumper sticker or a sound bite.
According to Norman, “That’s why it would be helpful to push the issue deeper, to force candidates and voters to think harder about economics and morality; the size and scope of government; growing inequalities of income and wealth; what helps and what hinders economic growth.”