Tax system in Texas is “regressive”
Tax system in Texas is “regressive”. Explain what it means that the tax system in Texas is “regressive” compared to other states. Use and cite at least one solid academic source.
Explain how Texas compares to other states in terms of government spending. Focus on comparisons of per capita government spending and spending priorities. Use and cite at least one solid academic source.
Make an evidence-based argument explaining whether you think other states should adopt a fiscal policy more like that of Texas, or whether Texas should adopt a fiscal policy more like that in other states. Use and cite evidence from at least one solid academic source to make your case. I am not looking for statements of opinion or explanations or justifications of your opinion about policy, but am looking for evidence-based argumentation using evidence in the form of things like statistics, research studies, case studies, expert analysis and the like from solid sources to support your position.
Please treat your post like a mini research paper and pay attention to spelling, grammar, flow, citation of sources (using both in-text citations and full citations at the end in standard MLA or APA style), etc. Use only sources from the following list.
Which type of tax is most common in Texas?
Tax system in Texas is “regressive”
You may choose from any of the peer-reviewed journals on JSTOR. Any one of the journals would count as a single source.
You may choose an academic book (check with me if you are not certain it would count as an academic book). Any one chapter in the book would count as a source. You may use multiple chapters and they would count as separate sources.
You may choose an online source of primary data or primary historical information. Any one would count as a single source.
You may choose an academic/university study (often found on .edu websites). Any one of the studies would count as a single source.
You may choose to receive one extra point by putting the last three words of your post in italic font.
You may choose from the following news sources. Any one of these would count as a source.
Approved Texas Sources: Texas Tribune, Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, San-Antonio Express-News, Texas Observer, Texas Monthly, D Magazine
Approved TV and Radio News Network Websites: ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CSPAN, BBC, CBC, NPR
Approved Major Newspaper Websites: Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian
Approved Major Newsmagazine Websites: Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The Economist, National Journal, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Business Insider, Forbes, New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, Mother Jones, National Review, New Republic, The Nation, The Weekly Standard, Rolling Stone, The Hill
Approved Wire Services: Associated Press, Reuters
Is Texas tax progressive or regressive?
Approved Think Tanks: Center for Public Policy Priorities, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Center for American Progress, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute, Institute for Policy Studies, Rockridge Institute, Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Constitution Project, Council on Foreign Relations, New America Foundation, Resources for the Future, Henry L. Stimson Center, The RAND Corporation, Urban Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Goldwater Institute, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, CATO Institute, American Enterprise Institute, Center for Immigration Studies, Center for Security Policy, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Heritage Foundation
Approved Factcheckers and Media Bias Watchdogs: Politifact.com, Factcheck.org, Media Bias / Fact Check (MBFC News), TruthOrFiction.com, Lead Stories, Hoax Slayer, Full Fact, Media Matters for America, Media Research Center
Approved Online Sources, Blogs and Vlogs: Miller Center, Oyez, Politico, Google News, Yahoo News, Huffington Post, Drudge Report, Democracy Now!, Vox, Vice, The Conversation, Ballotpedia, OpenSecrets, Project Vote Smart, ThoughtCo
Approved Polling Sites: Gallup.com, FiveThirtyEight.com, The Texas Politics Project, polls conducted by universities.