Thursday, February 17, 2005

Cracks in the "no new tax" cult

I'm checking the forecast in Hades this morning. David Strom of the Taxpayers League wrote something I actually agree with. He's against Governor Pawlenty's plan to expand gambling in Minnesota because the revenue it raises would be less than the true cost.

Of course it was Strom's creation of the "no new tax" cult that led Governor Pawlenty into this corner.

Let's hope Mr. Strom takes the next step and addresses the the reason for Gov. Pawlenty's cornered status. I encourage him to support legislation that would repeal the tax breaks to the super-rich 1% of Minnesotans who are taxed at half the effective rate of the state's poorest citizens.

UPDATE: A version of this letter is published in Friday's Star Tribune.


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