Re: “Romney can’t lead by example” (letter, 9-19).
The writer should compare Mitt Romney’s charitable donations with the lack of donations made by Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.
Most people would rather have the freedom to research and directly choose where they’d like to donate rather than be forced to have their hard-earned money taken by taxes, administrated by the government and redistributed Some of it might actually trickle to some people who really need it.
Our government can’t continue printing, spending money and ever raising the debt ceiling without severe consequences. It can’t continue to overtax and overregulate small businesses to pay for ever increasing government programs.
The United States pays the highest corporate taxes in the world. Adding bureaucracy always adds more cost; health care and education are prime examples.
Obama’s plan to increase taxes on the “wealthy” will also tax small s-corp businesses that earn more than $250,000 despite the employee salaries that are dependent on that income. This will hurt the middle class with even more layoffs.
We need a fair, across-the-board tax rate for all people. Obama’s “trickle up” plan is not working.