The Washington Post writes that Democrats typically campaign on raising taxes for millionaires, or the wealthiest Americans. But when they finally gain power, they don't follow through. That's the case in New Jersey, where state Democrats pushed a millionaire's tax for years, only to back down once they controlled the statehouse.
Our panel discusses what this means for a party that has long claimed to care about income inequality and wage disparity, and has promised to fund health care and social supports with millionaire's taxes. Our guests:
- Karen Vitale, co-chair of the Rochester Democratic Socialists of America
- Douglass Jay, writer for Balloon Juice
- Adrian Hale, activist, veteran, and manager of strategic initiatives for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce