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Letter by Vincent S. Hart, University Place on March 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm | 30 Comments »
March 18, 2011 10:19 am

Re: “Fiscal problems falling on the shoulders of children” (Katie Baird column, 3-15).

Thanks once again to Baird for reminding us that those with greatest need in our society usually have the least power to assure that those needs are met in the scramble for public funds.

Those with economic power and political influence (the “haves”) get to decide how taxes and other public resources are allocated, and they usually assure that they enjoy the benefits fully. I wait for the day – but without holding my breath – when the “haves” in our human community will say, “Increase my taxes a little so that the ‘have-nots’ can live at least half as well as I do.”

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