Monday, February 21, 2011
Minnesota governor's budget erases half their budget deficit by taxing the rich. Why can't we?
It was cold and wet Sunday, and demonstrators who wanted to carry signs on sticks around the Capitol (not allowed inside) had to deal with the weather. But this is Wisconsin. We're a hardy lot, and plenty of people did.
Walker supporters keep shouting "there's no money" as if it had suddenly just evaporated and there's nothing to be done but make massive and savage cuts in our public services -- and, now, strip workers of their collective bargaining rights. But we wouldn't be in this fix if we hadn't been cutting taxes for those best able to pay for years. There is another way. In Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton proposes erasing about half of their budget deficit by taxing the rich. Why can't we?