http://www.wrywingpolitics.com/about-that-soaking-of-minnesotas-rich/ So they were ‘soaked’ as far as it goes that taxing the rich to pay for stuff is a tax argument / policy and an English language idiom. That’s what Dayton did. But I agree, it wasn’t a very big tax hike. And so there, it was a success: the tax hike paid for governmental stuff, the economy remains robust here in MN, the sky didn’t fall. Loveland is moving the goalposts a bit though, as he and others also argued for the tax hike because it was to ostensibly remediate income inequality. That was complete BS / completely insincere, also because the rate and revenue capture was not significant enough to affect the rich’s taxes as percentage of income metrics.