Tax Rate Return Redux

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Friday, April 20, 2012

There’s a lot of talk about income tax rates this year – from Mitt Romney’s 13.9% rate in 2010, to Warren Buffett’s revelation that he pays a lower rate than his secretary. It’s reasonable to imagine that more and more of us are noticing our own tax rates, fresh after filing our 1040 forms for 2011.

James B. Stewart has been writing about the subject for a while now in his "Common Sense" column in the Business Day section of The New York Times. Today he talks about the numbers from his most recently-filed tax return. As you’ll hear, he’s not happy about them, in spite of the fact that he made more money in 2011 than the year before.

Comments [5]

Carol Luparella from Elmwood Park, NJ

I also like when the hosts offer some information about the works being played, and I would agree with Bernie about wanting to learn more about the music. What I don't want to see happen with this station is that too much unrelated talk will begin to seep in and gradually push out the music!

Apr. 20 2012 12:53 PM
Bernie from UWS

I'm not bothered by this. Some talk during drive time helps me learn about current affairs while still getting my dose of musical pleasure. I would actually prefer to have more contextual talk about the music we're hearing however. Sometimes your hosts just announce the piece and it plays and that's it. I come here to learn about music and not just listen uncritically!

Apr. 20 2012 12:10 PM
Carol Luparella from Elmwood Park, NJ

I absolutely agree! Play classical music only, please, and leave the talking to your sister station WNYC.

Apr. 20 2012 11:48 AM
Alonso Alegria from Lima, Peru

Yet again, and against the grain, non-musical material. The danger is that there is no stopping this kind of thing. Little by little, a five-minute program here, a ten minute interview there, the focus will turn away from classical music and on to everything else. And that's when WQXR as we know and love it will die.

Apr. 20 2012 11:38 AM
disgusted patron from NYC

Classical music, not politics please.

Apr. 20 2012 07:12 AM

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