Tag Archives: Taxes


Poll: Even Democrats Think Government Wastes Nearly Half Our Tax Dollars

Poll: Even Democrats Think Government Wastes Nearly Half Our Tax Dollars

According to this Reason-Rupe poll, Americans think the government wastes a lot of money. Like, half of all of the tax dollars they collect from us. And it’s not one of those situations where poll respondents on the right think the government is wasting pretty much all of our tax dollars while respondents on the


Oil/Gas Tax Revenues Now 50 Percent Of North Dakota’s Collections

Here are some eyebrow-raising numbers: According to recently released numbers from the North Dakota Tax Department, over half of all revenues in calendar  year 2013 came from oil and gas tax revenues. The state collected over $1.34 billion from the gas production tax and over $1.55 billion from the oil extraction tax. Together, those two taxes alone


Should We Tax The Childless?

Reihan Salam, writing for Slate, thinks we should: So now, as a childless professional in my mid-30s, I often reflect on the sacrifices working parents make to better the lives of their children. And I have come to the reluctant conclusion that I ought to pay much higher taxes so that working parents can pay


Could North Dakota Become A Zero Tax State?

Last night on Chris Berg’s 6:30 Point of View program on Valley News Live Governor Jack Dalrymple discussed the State of North Dakota’s finances opposite Bakken.com CEO Mike Marcil. Video here. Marcil, SAB readers will remember, was on Berg’s show last week talking about the billions in revenue North Dakota has socked away in its


Video: By 2015 North Dakota Could Fund Entire State Budget For Years Without Taxes

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks In recent years there has been a push (with Rep. Blair Thoreson of Fargo leading the charge) toward making spending in the State of North Dakota more transparent. That has culminated in, among other things, the creation of an online database of state spending. Right now on