By a margin of two to one, U.S. voters, in poll after poll, support raising taxes on incomes over 250 thou a year. Even 43% of Republicans approve the idea. Yet in Missouri, the top tax rate hasn’t changed since the thirties. It’s $9,000. Which means that some poor sucker earning $8,999 is paying the same rate of tax to the state as the CEO of Express Scripts. Democratic leadership in this state moans about how broke the state is, but moaning doesn’t cut it. Why aren’t they howling about it? They should be baying at the moon. They need to find a way to present a united front and get that idea before the voters.

I challenge Democratic state legislators to confer and to find a way to make waves with this idea. It’s a winner. Voters love it and the state needs it.