proposal to tax the rich
Today reading thru the Pioneer Press I ran across an article that reminded me of the in class activity we had in class a few weeks ago, when we shared what we wanted to change in order to make society a better and more equal place. In the group I was in we said that what we wanted to do was to tax rich people higher and also business owners and that way we would have more money to distribute to people in need. The article I found was about this same issue. A proposal to tax rich people was passed by the Minnesota house today and sent to Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The expectative is that Pawlenty will veto it because he does not agree with increasing taxes; he argues that the state does not need additional tax revenue. This article made me reflect on what we had learned in class and especially what Mr. Tranby told us the last day of class about the inequality and unequal opportunities in our system. We have many people in Minnesota in shelter homes, people depending on Welfare and at the same time we have very wealthy people who are not expected to contribute to society with their taxes.