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McCain will increase taxes for the middle-class
By Joan Beraldi


September 22, 2008

I am concerned about the lack of attention the media has focused on Senator McCain's tax proposals. Senator McCain has already stated he will increase taxes by taxing workers on their employer provided health care. This means that your gross taxable income will be increased by the value of your health care insurance. You will pay higher taxes because your taxable income will increase.

This will increase my tax bill by 20%. That 20% will come directly out of the money I have available to spend in my home town. I will go out to dinner and the movies even less than I do now. I will not do any home repair or remodeling. I will only purchase essential food and clothing. This not only affects local merchants, but local sales tax revenues.

Why do the republicans believe that trickle down economics is only beneficial for the wealthiest Americans? More money in the pocketbooks of everyday Americans benefit local business and local economies on a daily basis.

If you currently have medical insurance that is fully or partially paid by your employer you should look at the issues very carefully before you vote for Senator McCain.

Joan Beraldi
Ketchikan, AK

About: "RN, registered independent voter, and a concerned taxpayer."

Received September 19, 2008 - Published September 22, 2008



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