Minneapolis, MN, May 21, 2011. Five busloads if people, 250 or so citizens, jammed the sidewalk in front of the Calhoun Beach Club, a upper class club that includes David Tilford, CEO, Medica, as one of its members. They were pleading for fair taxes, including the wealthiest 2% of Minnesotans. An action that so far the legislature has refused to consider.
Margaret Uriah of St. Paul stood before a giant banner that read “Mr. Tilford Pay Your Fair Share.” She told the crowd that she was outraged that families like hers were falling through the cracks, being cut off health care, and asked to sacrifice more, while legislators choose to shield the richest from paying their fair share. “When CEOs of health care companies like Medica’s David Tilford, providing public health care, make millions and aren’t asked to pay their fair share in taxes, we have a REVENUE problem.”
“Well be back!” the group chanted, hinting of further public activity.