Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Subsidy for Country Clubbers

I am not exactly a redistributionist zealot, but this tax break for the rich had me slapping my forehead:
Charles River Country Club in Newton -- with its rolling fairways and carefully manicured putting greens -- received a $381,000 tax break last year under a state law that exempts private country clubs from paying 75 percent of their property taxes.
From the Boston Globe.