A Progressive Alternative to Austerity

Source: Fred Glass, In These Times, July 23, 2013

Passing steeper taxes on the rich isn’t as hard as you’d think…

….So how did Proposition 30 succeed? This measure, passed by California voters last November, raises $6 billion a year for schools and services—and in a supposedly “anti-tax” state. The money comes mostly through an income tax hike on rich people, along with a tiny sales tax increase of 0.25 percent. The story should be better known, because with the right preparation, you could make it happen in your state, too….