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TAXES: The rich must pay more

Letter by Jim R. Friedman, Gig Harbor on Oct. 5, 2011 at 11:40 am | 44 Comments »
October 5, 2011 11:40 am

A class war exists between the haves and the have-nots. It could be reversed if it were not for greed and complacency.

The Republican Party’s strategy is to throw an ever-growing population of low-income and unemployed people under the bus for their only goal, making Barack Obama a one-term president.

The only way out of this financial crisis is to get America to work. The wealthy, who hold the purse strings over most politicians, would rather have us trash functioning Social Security and Medicare systems so our children and their children will have little or no later-in-life protections.

Tax increases to the rich are a must. Don’t be fooled by political ads that say the middle class will bear this burden. Those who have the resources continue to provide half-truths to maintain their positions of money and power. Let’s wake up and stand up.

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