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January 16

posted Jan 16, 2013, 5:09 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jan 16, 2013, 8:04 AM ]
We begin with a self-check quiz over the assignment we discussed yesterday in class, dealing with the way that states collect revenue (MONEY!) to pay for their services. 
Take the quiz without help of textbook, homework, or other students just to see how well you do. Pay attention to what your score is so you can report it later (it won't go in the gradebook)

When you finish the quiz, take a look at question 6 on page 670 of the text. 
What do you think? 
Should people in our society who have more money be expected to pay a higher RATE in taxes than those who have less money? 
Or should all be asked to pay the same RATE in taxes, no matter how much money a person has?
Be ready to discuss this question in a few minutes. 

If you're ready to talk, and you want to see how federal income taxes have changed over the years, check out the interactive feature at "Check your US tax rate for 2012...." and/or "Who Pays Income Taxes" (as of 2009)

And here's another article, if we have time, about the new governor for the state of Washington and the job he faces as he takes office today. 

Tonight's Homework (Second-to-last assignment): 
READ In the Courtroom (25.3; pgs 672-674)
ANSWER QUESTIONS 1, 3, 4, and 5