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DEBT: Don’t let the richest skate

Letter by Ann Fessler, Gig Harbor on July 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 54 Comments »
July 28, 2011 1:30 pm

This debt ceiling game of Russian roulette is making me crazy.

In the last 50 years, the debt ceiling has been raised 70 times. So what’s the problem this year? The Democrats and the Republicans both believe that the U.S. debt has to be curbed big time. Congress has got to do its job, and like the legislators in Olympia, they have to make the hard choices.

What is important is that we can not lose our AAA rating and have the economy of the U.S. turned upside down

I do not want the issue to come up again in the next six months like a bad burp. Speaker John Boehner and the members of his party that he cannot control (the tea party) will not compromise.

The biggest issue for me is that the folks making the most – the multimillionaires and billionaires and companies that are raking in huge profits – are not being asked to pay taxes commensurate to the rest of us.

Congress must not allow the people who have the most wealth in the United States to skate and receive tax deductions and breaks that the rest of us don’t have.


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