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TAXES: GOP wants to raise workers’ taxes

Letter by Brant R. DeLarme, Bonney Lake on Aug. 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | 64 Comments »
August 23, 2011 12:15 pm

Re: “GOP opposes Obama’s plan to cut taxes” (TNT, 8-22).

When the time came for the Bush tax breaks for the wealthiest two percent of Americans to end, the Republicans fought tooth and claw to extend them. Now the time has come for an Obama tax break to end and Republicans are fighting fiercely – to end the tax break.

Only days ago, Republicans were saying that ending a tax break was the same as raising taxes. Now the Republicans are saying that extending tax breaks will push the deficit higher.

So the Republicans were lying when they said they would not raise taxes and they also admit to increasing the deficit by $700 billion by not ending the tax break for the richest two percent.

I don’t know anyone who makes more than $200,000 a year as an individual. But most people I know, including myself, pay taxes on their payroll. Republicans are raising taxes on every working person I know, and they have not cut taxes for anyone that I know.

Obama on the other hand is fighting to extend the payroll tax break, which I benefit from. It looks like I know who I am voting for.

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