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OPen Forum: U.S. tax ranking is low

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An important principle for this nation’s founders was “no taxes without representation.” It is now clear that we also oppose taxes with representation. We justify this notion by the feeling, pushed by conservatives, that we are ‘overtaxed’. A review of world tax rates shows that U.S. tax revenues, as a percent of GDP, are the lowest among developed nations. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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