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Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility--and, yes, there is a Santa Claus

Let's assume that Perot is paying 30 percent of his daily income in taxes (and at least he made his own pile)--twice as much as the "fair" flat tax. Thirty percent off Perot's daily million still doesn't mean as much to Perot as the 15 percent that comes from my friend who cleans houses.

That's why we have a progressive income tax. Because it's fair.

Molly Ivins is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Copyright 1995 Creators Syndicate, Inc.

1994

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