|Photo: “At the Time of the Louisville Flood,” Kentucky 1937, by Margaret Bourke-White, Cea/Flickr|
Kentucky State Representative Jim Wayne has been fighting for tax reform in Kentucky for longer than I've paid attention. I only started writing on it in 2010. When I mentioned the proposal to Senator Harper Angel in an email this January, she ran for cover:
"In regard to your support of Representative Wayne's tax propsal (sic), all tax issues must start in the House."
Wayne's a rock star, and he's been persistent for a reason. In Kentucky, working class and low-income households pay a larger share of state taxes than high-income households, and it's not right. As poor people have less money, and rich people have more, Kentucky has less money, and well, that's why Kentucky's got some serious budget problems. It's why the state legislature has robbed the state's pension fund blind.
Now the primary election is over, Harper Angel (D-35) can shill for Greater Louisville, Inc. without any short-term political consequences. And not a moment too soon. GLI desperately needs help in their efforts to amplify the voice of those who want to rape and pillage the Commonwealth.
On Friday, Harper Angel sent an email from her legislative email address encouraging her constituents, well, some of her constituents, to attend the meeting. The sub-heading was specific on who the appeal was directed:
"GLI urges businesses to attend and share opinions"
|Email sent from Senator Harper Angel, promoting GLI's agenda at Blue Ribbon Tax Commission Hearing (5/29/2012)|