The Senate race in Virginia between Tim Kaine and George Allen is getting interesting. Democrat Senate candidate Tim Kaine said that he’s open to having a “minimum tax level for everyone.” This is an admission that Mitt Romney’s statement that 47 percent of wage earners don’t pay any federal income tax is true.
If we’re going to have an income tax, then I believe that everybody should pay the same income tax percentage. Why should it be otherwise?
But since Kaine’s a Democrat, he can say that he’s open to having a “minimum tax level for everyone” without it ever having a chance to pass if the Democrats stay in power. His appeal, then, is to conservative voters who he hopes will see that his right of Obama. Romney should pick up on Kaine’s proposal and appeal to the conservative base that he has not won over yet.