About Vanessa @V_Williamson
Vanessa Williamson is a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and the author of "Read My Lips: Why Americans are Proud to Pay Taxes."
Vanessa’s Recent Stories
Economy Jun 08Column: How much do the poor actually pay in taxes? Probably more than you think.
Those making less than $19,000 a year pay almost 11 percent of their income in state and local taxes. Here's why that matters.