Communicating Effectively about Taxes
At their core, debates about taxes are debates about government – its roles, responsibilities, legitimacy and scope, and of course, the level of revenues necessary to accomplish its many functions. Conversations about taxes often become heated exchanges about who pays taxes and how much they pay. As a result, tax discussions rarely help people see taxes as a necessary part of how we achieved shared goals.
We need to help people see taxes as a means to an end — a necessary part of how we achieve shared goals.