Writer Stephen King Speaks Out at Pro-Labor Rally


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Comic book/horror writer Stephen King attended the Awake the State Rally in Sarasota Florida on March 8.  At the rally he said even though he lives in Maine, he pays taxes in Florida as well and recounts how he headed to Florida after a Tea Party member won the Governor’s race in Maine.  He talks about the recent attacks on labor in Wisconsin and his growing up poor.  He rags on the rich not paying their share including the quote below as well as how he does his part to help individuals.

As a rich person I pay 28% tax.  What I want to ask you is, why am I not paying 50?  Why isn’t anyone in my bracket paying 50?

You can see his full remarks in the video below.

(h/t Elana Levin)