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'Tax the rich'

Mark Dayton, a very rich man himself, is running for governor of Minnesota on a slogan of "Tax the Rich," which he says will solve the state's budget problems:

Dayton has offered the most complete budget plan to deal with the state's projected $6 billion shortfall, but his signature solution has also drawn the most fire: "Tax the rich." By taxing Minnesota's highest earners at the same rate as everyone else, Dayton figures he can raise an additional $4 billion.

In Wisconsin, the slogans are more like "Don't tax anybody, ever." Dayton's approach is gutsy and refreshing.

A little class warfare never hurt anybody. And the last I knew, there weren't that many really rich people -- especially really rich people who might vote for a Democrat.

 

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July 9, 2010 - 11:23am

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