An attempt to derail the minimum wage referendum and a new tax cut for the wealthy

An attempt to derail the minimum wage referendum and a new tax cut for the wealthy

This week on the podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss the recent and upcoming presidential primaries, the attempt by a coalition of business groups to do an end run around the voters with a competing measure on the minimum wage, and the latest attempt to eliminate the itemized deduction cap, basically a tax break for the very wealthiest.

You can cast your own vote for one of these candidates in the MPA straw poll by texting Sanders or Clinton to 207-466-0096.

Super Tuesday predictions

Ben: Cruz wins Texas, Sanders wins Vermont. Trump and Clinton win the rest.

Mike: Cruz wins Texas, Sanders wins Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Vermont. Clinton and Trump win the rest.

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