Who should really foot the bill
March 06, 2011
To the editor:

Everyone is concerned by the deficits, both state and federal. Deficits are not a good thing for the country. I am in complete agreement that something needs to be done, and done soon. What I donít understand is the thought behind some ideas to fix it.

One side demanded and got an extension of the tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. Adding 81.5 billion over the next 2 years to said deficit. The same side, on the state level, demands a fair amount of money (and their collective bargaining rights) from workers BECAUSE of the deficit.

The deficit is so bad that they can ask someone making $50,000 (and a lot less) a year, to take a pay cut and pay more for their benefits. But it is not so bad that we canít ask people making, at least 5 times more, to pay 39% instead of 36% in taxes?

I understand the need for sacrifice. But if it is not fair to tax those making a good living, how can you ask so much from a only a small section of tax payers??

Roger L. Moore, St. Joseph, MO

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