David Cay Johnston is an investigative journalist for The New York Times now focusing on taxes. He received the 2001Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting "for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms." He is also author of the book Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else. A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... A tax is an involuntary fee paid by individuals or businesses to a state, or to functional equivalents of a state, including tribes, secessionist movements or revolutionary movements. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting has been presented since 1991 for a distinguished example of beat reporting characterized by sustained and knowledgeable coverage of a particular subject or activity. ... Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else (ISBN 1591840198) is a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston that argues that the American tax system has been tilted to supplement the incomes and...
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Perfectly Legal author bio (http://www.perfectlylegalthebook.com/author.htm)
DAVIDCAYJOHNSTON: Well, Oliver Wendell Holmes-- the jurist, said 80 years, "The taxes are the price we pay for civilization." There are a lot of people who want to have their civilization on a discount or free.
DAVIDCAYJOHNSTON: Well, I -- that's-- principal reason I wrote this book is that I don't think what Americans know about their tax system has anything to do with the reality of it.
DAVIDCAYJOHNSTON: One of the salient features of the Bush tax cuts as opposed to the ones we've had prior to this time is that the tax cuts for the very wealthy become more and more valuable over time because of the nature of their design.
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