- Vanessa Williamson: Americans on both sides of the political aisle treat taxpaying as a source of authority
- When we argue about taxes, we are often arguing about whose voice deserves to be heard, she writes
Vanessa Williamson is a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and the author of the new book Read My Lips: Why Americans are Proud to Pay Taxes (Princeton UP). The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Why is it that Tax Day is a lightning rod for protests on the left and the right?