While the details of the DFL’s tax plan hasn’t been released, Governor Tim Pawlenty tried to charactorize it as a huge increase on the middle class. The Governor was playing fast and loose with the facts as he claimed an increase on the top tax bracket would impact anyone making more than $65,000 a year. Technically that is true because the top tax bracket starts at about $65,000, but the DFL is not proposing that. The DFL says its proposal will raise takes on those making $250,000 or more.
DFL Senator Tarryl Clark and Majority Leader Senator Larry Pogemiller explain why what the Governor implied is not correct.