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ST. PAUL—State Representative Peggy Scott (R – Andover) introduced a proposal to establish a fund for Minnesota taxpayers who think they are not taxed enough. Under the bill taxpayers would be able to mark a box on their tax return and dedicate an amount to the fund. It will be carried in the Senate by Sen. Amy Koch (R – Buffalo).
“There are many voices on the left calling for higher taxes. They say they are willing to pay more, so I want to give them that opportunity,” said Scott.
Other states including Arkansas and Virginia have set up such funds. Between 2001 and 2005, Arkansas gathered $2,077 in contributions from 56 taxpayers.
“This proposal is about the hypocrisy of a vocal minority and the reality that Minnesotans cannot afford higher taxes. We need to reduce government spending, scale-down the bureaucracy and put government in its proper scope,” said Scott.
“I can say that I am taxed enough already, and this proposal will show that most Minnesotans think they are too.”
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