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Congress Probably Won’t Recognize That It’s Not a Serious Proposal

Financial guru, successful trader, and Eliot-Spitzer-nemesis-before-it-was-cool Henry Blodget writes in the comments of his column entitled, “90% Tax? Now We Really ARE Screwed”:

If you think a 90% rate is fair (I think it’s absurd), then let’s at least apply it to the whole economy. Why debilitate the 12 firms taxpayers actually have a stake in?

Henry, please don’t give them any more bad ideas.

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