Re: “Stop class warfare, Democrats” (letter, 12-10).
Opinions are a basic protected right that everyone should be allowed to have, but everyone does not get to have their own facts.
Raising taxes and allowing temporary tax cuts to expire, as required by law, are not the same. The letter writer would have us believe that the only offering the Democrats made was to stop the tax cuts for families making more than $250,000 per year when in fact all incomes up to that amount would have been exempt from the expiration.
The final offer before the Democrats blinked was to only allow the tax break to end for family’s income over $1 million per year. That’s $1 million! The first million dollars would have gotten the break. I don’t think that will bankrupt anybody who, more than likely, already shelter a lot of their income anyway.
The only class warfare that has been going on is the gap between the rich 1 percent and the rest of us. That has been going on for years, supported by the right. According to every poll, the majority of Americans believe that the lower- and middle-income folks deserve a tax break more than the rich 1 percent.