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November 30, 2022

NPR

Are There Really Americans Who Pay NO Taxes?

What do you get when you combine a presidental election year and tax day? For starters, you get a lot of wonks working themselves into a lather over the 50 or so percent of Americans who pay little to no income tax. It's convenient for these people to say "these Americans pay no taxes!" but […]

Memo to Congress: Cutting Funding for NPR Should Be NBD

The NPR funding debate is a litmus test of how serious Congress in general and Republicans in particular are about spending cuts. If Congress can’t even cut NPR it is a sign that deficits are here to stay and . . .dare I say it . . .tax hikes will be necessary. Or perhaps you don’t care that your children will be paying big chunks of their diminished incomes to the Chinese. [Martin Sullivan/Tax.com]

A Couple of Suggestions for NPR’s New CFO

NPR has a new CFO and if you’re not a public radio junkie, you might not give a shit less. For those of you that can’t function without hearing the soothing voices brought to you courtesy of your very own tax dollars, then this is big news.

Deborah Cowan is joining NPR from Radio One where she was SVP of finance. She also did stints at IBM and Coopers & Lybrand (look it up, young people).

Not sure if Ms Cowan will be able to weigh in on editorial matters but we humbly suggest more of the following:

Oh and if you could encourage your boss to reverse a particular asinine policy, that’d be great. Good luck in the new gig.