The self-styled progressive champion of the little guy authorizes a grossly regressive tax, announced on a Friday afternoon — when the fewest people read the news.

Reporter Fran Spielman got the facts right on the related pension proposal, unlike the Associated Press which botched it, as we wrote here.

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