Jeff Mapes of The Zero notes today that a "personal finance website" did a "study" and determined that Oregon has the second fairest tax system in the USA. It kind of makes one wonder if anybody over there actually reads anything these days. First of all, it wasn't a "study", it was more of an opinion poll:
The chart below shows results from our national survey asking respondents how much they think it’s fair to ask households at different income levels to pay in state and local taxes.
Second, one has to question the credibility of the site itself:
When looking at Wallet Hub's study I see that one of the Top Ten States Where the Top 1% are UNDERtaxed is "Tenseness".
Somehow, it seems unlikely that Mapes managed to catch that, probably because he didn't actually read very far. But yep, coming in at Number Nine is "Tenseness". Must be a really great place for the one-percenters.
Yesterday, it was Zero reporter Joseph Rose over here, whining that he didn't get his name in neon, and today we find Mapes parading an opinion survey as some sort of study. Forget a "Zoo" tag - I'm gonna need to install a "Zero" tag for these bozos.