K-12 tax & spending climate: Minnesota tax increases

Howard Root:

DFL Rep. Aisha Gomez claims she is just asking the higher income people “to contribute a little more to the public good.” As my total tax rate creeps toward 50%, I’d like to hear the number that will constitute “a little more” once Minnesota returns to a California-like deficit, even before paying reparations.

A few weeks ago, a resident of bucolic St. Anthony Park was shot dead outside his home at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday. Car thefts are up 95% this year in Minneapolis, and carjackings, a crime seldom heard of before 2020, occur every week throughout the metro. At the recent Art-A-Whirl studio tour in northeast Minneapolis, a 70-year-old woman was sent to the hospital when she was randomly punched in the face as she crossed the street to go to a restaurant on a Friday evening.