America's Tax Burden

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photoDoes it pay to work? If you're at the high end of America's pay scale, the answer is obvious. But if you're somewhere in the middle, or just getting by with the minimum wage, the answer isn't so clear.

Our guests tonight took a close look at who pays what in American taxes. They found that there's a lot more to taxes, and who shoulders the burden, than meets the eye.

This hour, On Point: Unraveling the real story on taxes.


Laurence J. Kotlikoff - Chairman of the Economics Department at Boston University, co-author of the report, "Does It Pay to Work?"

Jack Beatty - On Point's News Analyst and senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly Magazine

This program aired on September 5, 2002.


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