Wednesday, April 04, 2007

But no, it's not class warfare 

As I said on the show last Saturday while interviewing Sen. Geoff Michel, I think the Minnesota legislators who voted for the tax increase that day would use their week off to lobby for support. Here's an example from the Bemidji area.
Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty holds fast to his pledge to raise taxes, but [Rep. Brita] Sailer [DFL - Park Rapids] said the House-proposed hike to higher income filers affects only 37 filers in Beltrami County, 21 in Hubbard County and none in Clearwater County. It would hit 6,763 filers in Hennepin County.

�This plan for property tax relief is really needed in rural Minnesota,� she said. �This is a way of evening out costs.�

Tax reform means "Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree." -- Senator Russell B. Long (Louisiana)

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