Emerging Issues Discussion Group

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Emerging Issues Discussion Group
May 10, 2018 6:30 PM
May 10, 2018 8:30 PM
Emerging Issues Discussion Group
April 19, 2018
Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Emerging Issues – May 10th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A Reconsideration of Taxes

Discussion led by Stu Krebs

Join us to explore local, state, and international issues.  This group seeks to understand varied perspectives and examine new ideas for problem solving.  Everyone with an interest in such matters and a willingness to discuss them in a completely civil manner is invited.

The group meets in the Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on one Thursday each month, May through January.

Topic Description: Contrary to opinions expressed against taxes which are widespread, a number of thoughtful people maintain that taxes, intelligently assessed and conscientiously administered, are the life blood of a civilized society.

Since taxes, and sometimes the absence of what they provide, are the subject of daily news reports, such as the several walkouts by teachers across the country, and legislation such as the recent national tax reform bill, it seemed useful to devote a session of Emerging Issues to the topic.  A deeper appreciation of the history, philosophy and present status of taxes might help us more effectively participate in our community and society.

We will begin with a short video, Taxes: Crash Course Economics #31, a brief history and explanation of the present status of taxes in the U.S. followed by a short interview with Grover Norquist and Robert Reich, national recognized spokesmen for very different views of the role of taxes in our society.  There will also be available ahead of time, several short papers and other resources on aspects of taxes relevant to our discussion.

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