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Al Franken on Tax Reform

DFL Jr Senator (MN)


2008: Owed $70K in back taxes & $25K in workmen's compass

As a hobby, Michael Brodkorb started a blog called "Minnesota Democrats Exposed." In short order, he was uncovering stories the mainstream media somehow missed. In 2008, Brodkorb discovered that Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken owed about $70,000 in back taxes and had a $25,000 judgment against his corporation in NY for unpaid workers' compensation insurance. Franken's spokesman responded to these allegations by denouncing Brodkorb as "the right-wing noise machine."

In an AP article about Brodkorb's repeatedly breaking news that the mainstream media had failed to uncover, the AP delusionally asserted that Brodkorb "had no real counterweight on the left." No real counterweight? How about the Associated Press? The AP managed to file a decent report on Brodkorb. Why couldn't it report on Franken--not a conservative blogger but a candidate for the US Senate?

Source: Guilty, by Ann Coulter, p. 74 , Nov 10, 2009

Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million.

Franken co-sponsored Paying a Fair Share Act