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The Columbus Dispatch: ‘Fair taxes’ in the eye of beholder

by Lisa Mathias

The Columbus Dispatch’s Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman write about the differing opinions between Democrats and Republicans over fair taxes, particularly among those earning $1 million or more. In the middle of the debate is the proposed “Buffet Rule,” which the White House states will bring more revenue to the government, but is contested by Republicans.

Republicans contend that the White House is more interested in politics than economics. They point out there is no chance Congress would approve the Buffett Rule. David Winston, a Republican pollster in Washington, said “nobody in the country believes that raising taxes will grow the economy and create jobs.”

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