Pay our fair share

Dear Editor:

You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to know something everyone should have known already and has been confirmed by the Minnesota Revenue Office: 90 percent of the workers in our wonderful state pay 12.3 percent of their income in state and local taxes while the other 10 percent, who make over $130,000 and over, pay only 10.3 percent in state and local taxes.

Now I ask, why would anyone think this is fair tax policy?

Whether you are Republican or Democrat, should make no difference whatsoever. If you are a member of the 90 percent who pays two percent more, you should be furious and not be willing to be kicked when you are down.

If the 10 percent paid their fair share by paying two percent more, it would go a long way to balance our budget without the drastic cuts to the people who need the most help.

Don Hammer