In this assignment, you will respond to prompts that require you to think critically about the content found in Units 2 & 3.
Compose your responses in Microsoft Word and save them. Then, click on the assignment title above. Copy and paste your responses into the submission box, clearly labeling your answers with the question numbers. You may also attach a Microsoft Word file. However, consideration will NOT be given for unreadable files or file formats. Do not submit a file format other than Microsoft Word. Do not compose your answer in the comment box.
Be comprehensive in your response. Address all parts of the questions fully, and demonstrate that you have a complete understanding of the material. A good goal is to write 250-300 words for your response to each question.
Cite references to the textbook and any other materials you use to support your answer using MLA, APA, or Chicago style citations.
Do not plagiarize. Note that Wikipedia is not an acceptable source in any college writing.
Generate a thoughtful, critical analysis of the content.
Most importantly, be respectful. Any racism, sexism, homophobia, bigotry, or disrespect of any kind will result in a zero for the assignment. If you are unsure whether what you’re writing is disrespectful, do not write it.
Short Answer Prompt
In the Unit 2 lecture and in the Unit 3 lesson on taxes, you learned that Texas has a tax system that is generally “regressive” because it relies heavily on sales taxes rather than income taxes. What are the definitions of regressive, flat, and progressive when it comes to taxes? Why is a sales tax considered a regressive tax? Should Texas adopt an income tax to make the tax system less regressive? Why or why not?