For some it's not "increasing taxes"... it's "raising revenue."
For others, one speaks not of "rich people"... but "job creators."
And for many, this is not a "debate"... it's "class warfare."
How did talk about tax policy get so convoluted?
We examine modern day debate over taxes, with some historical perspective.
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, J.D., Ph.D.- Author of Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, 2011). Professor of History and the Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.
Michelle Drumbl, J.D., LL.M.- Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Tax Clinic at Washington and Lee University. Former staff attorney in the Chief Counsel Office of the Internal Revenue Service.
Steven A. Reich, Ph.D.- Editor, The Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration [Greenwood]. Associate Professor of History and Director of the Graduate History Program at James Madison University.
Chris Saxman - Conservative political activist. General Manager of Shenandoah Valley Water and Coffee. Former Chair of the Cost Cutting Caucus in the Virginia House of Delegates.