In Don Bye’s commentary of June 27 (“Dayton approval”), he asserts that those who will pay the additional 2 percent income tax, championed by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Mr. Bye, are “the fortunate ones (who) can well afford the minor added assessment” and trusts that “enough of the fortunate few in the covered category hopefully sense the fairness of it.”
In reply to Mr. Bye, I offer two queries posed by Dr. Thomas Sowell, a highly respected economist from Stanford University’s Hoover Institute:
“What is your ‘fair share’ of what someone else makes?” and, “... why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned, but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money?”
“Hopefully,” Mr. Bye will “sense” the underlying truths raised by Dr. Sowell’s questions.