Mike Meyers, a former Star Tribune business reporter, is a Minneapolis-based writer.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Republican Policies Would 'Soak the Poor'
Republicans proudly champion freedom. Freedom from health care. Freedom from clean air and water. Freedom from immigrant potato pickers. The holiest of holies for Republican true believers, however, is freedom from taxation. Taxes must go down and never, ever go up. In 2011, however, Republicans have undergone something of a conversion. They are content to see taxes rise. Indeed, they are pushing for tax increases. Of course, not higher tax bills for multinational corporations or Americans with seven- or eight-figure annual incomes.