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Signers are at the mercy of Norquist and his anti-tax pladge

Published 10/28/2012, Duluth News Tribune

It all started with an innocuous little bell curve. The extant tax rate was a dot on that curve. According to its designer, Arthur Laffer, if the dot was on the right side of the peak and taxes are lowered, tax revenue would increase; if it was on the other, revenue would decrease.

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