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Commentary: Taxing the bankers is only a start

Published 01/20/2010, West Central Tribune

Tax the bankers’ profits, tax their bonuses, tax their golf scores. I mean it. Take their windfall, and give it to the taxpayers who bailed them out. Britain and France plan a 50 percent tax on banker bonuses — coordinated lest their financial bigwigs think of crossing the channel for a better deal. President Obama’s proposal to tax the big banks’ extraordinary profits fits the theme.

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