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    prosperity."  It brings into play the concept of "fairness" which the majority of low information voters understand, and it shows how taxing the rich fairly helps the country as a whole (i.e. shared prosperity). I really don't think progressives should shy away from the talking point of "having the rich pay their fair share."  I know, "fairness" is a subjective term, but so are a lot of other terms, like "low taxes" etc.  Progressives ran away from the word "liberal" when the right wing started using it as a dirty word - let's not make the same mistake with the word "fairness." Progressives just need to explain the concept of tax fairness better, NOT shy away from using it.

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