Full of politics? Sure, but some great ideas, too


January 25, 2012 - 12:00 AM

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night called for unity he won’t get, but had some concrete proposals Congress should turn into law.

 Let’s put the Buffett rule in place now, he urged. Let’s make certain, he said, that anyone who makes $1 million or more a year pays a top rate of 30 percent, just like the rest of the population does. 

The rule is named for billionaire Warren Buffett who has loudly complained that he pays at a rate lower than his secretary does because of a warped tax code.

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