Yves here. I must confess to enjoying takedowns of the New York Times. I used to go after Andrew Ross Sorkin regularly. Here, the object lesson is an attempt to depict those poor maligned billionaires as paying their fair share of taxes.
By Julie Hollar, the managing editor of FAIR’s magazine, Extra! Originally published at Common Dreams
According to a White House analysis (9/23/21), the country’s 400 wealthiest families have an effective tax rate of just over 8%. At the New York Times (9/23/21), reporter Jim Tankersley was quick to cast doubt on the figure.