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ECONOMY: Democrats want fairness, equal opportunity

Letter by Wayne D. Hagen, Tacoma on June 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm | 39 Comments »
June 28, 2012 1:57 pm

Thanks to Kathleen Parker for telling us it is OK to be wealthy (TNT, 6-27). But when she scolds Democrats for resenting wealth, she is way off base.

Democrats want people to be successful, but not just the few. Parker ignores the growing disparity between the haves and the have nots which is leading to the demise of the middle class. We are returning to the age of medieval lords and serfs, thanks in part to our skewed tax code.

We need a return to fairness and equal opportunity. In his first term, President Obama has started us on this road. So far he has supported fairness for women in the workplace (the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act), middle-class tax cuts, tax cuts for small businesses and more equitable tax rates for the wealthy. We need him for four more years to complete this return to fairness and equal opportunity.

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