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Jan Morgan strikes a populist note, goes after Asa's millionaire supporters

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CAMPAIGNING; Jan Morgan with Arkansas Dog Hunters Association in Prattsville. - JAN MORGAN/TWITTER
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  • CAMPAIGNING; Jan Morgan with Arkansas Dog Hunters Association in Prattsville.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's
proposal to deliver a tax cut worth roughly a 14 percent reduction in state income taxes for the wealthy in 2019 is a good place to check in with his Republican primary challenger, Jan Morgan.

In a speech this week to Cleburne County Republicans, she sounded her familiar theme that she's the true conservative in the race while Hutchinson is a "progressive establishment RINO." (Progressive is now apparently as dirty a word as liberal.) An even sharper illustration of her populist theme is this Tweet:


Indeed, in 2013, only 670 Arkansans reported income of more than $1 million and it's a safe bet that a good number of Asa's campaign committee qualified for that category. The tax break he says he'll roll out in 2019 if in place in 2013 would have saved the 670 super-wealthy $22 to $24 million or so. And they are making even more money today. Thus, Asa's tax cut would give less than one tenth of one percent of taxpayers 15 percent of his tax cut.  A couple of $2,700 checks to Asa would pay some handsome dividends for Asa's plutocrat posse.

PS: No this is not an endorsement of Jan Morgan.


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