Friday, May 29, 2009

One more reason not to have passed the DFL budget 

North Dakota is cutting its income tax rates by about an eighth across the board. Corporate rates too. Think Governor Pawlenty knows the Maryland story?

I hope the governor is watching New Jersey, where a fight over a flat tax is going on in the Republican primary. I don't like the Lonegan proposal only because there should be a zero rate up to some income level. (As you might have told yesterday, I'm an old Hall-Rabushka supporter.) Governor Pawlenty, should he decide to run for a third term, could make fundamental reform -- one bracket, not three or four as the DFL proposed -- the cornerstone of the next campaign.

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