Pity The Poor Taxpayer

In California, Republican Governor Pete Wilson engineered the biggest tax increase in the state's history, dwarfing even Ronald Reagan's 1967 tax hike. In Pennsylvania, lawmakers duked it out on the floor of the legislature over the state's largest-ever tax hike. And in Connecticut, the government shut down while Governor Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and the legislature battled over inflicting a state income tax for the first time.

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