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Tax the Rich

By Ken Leland


December 04, 2017
Monday PM

Jerry Cegelsky is right, after spending your lifetime building an estate through hard work and sacrifice, sometimes failing in your endeavors, but always keeping on that path to financial stability and security in your declining years, with health issues for yourself and your Family to deal with along the way, it's not an easy path, but you deal with it.

It seems to me that I saw somewhere that the top 10% of the citizens of this country pay 70% of the taxes, while the bottom 50% pay nothing. That leaves the other 30% to those of us to pay rest of the bills.Yet we still have a 20 TRILLION dollar deficit!
Not sure of the accuracy of that data,But I sure as heck don't believe that more taxes on the citizens is the correct answer.

Why not reduce the waste and extra "perks" that the so called "civil servants" are able to vote themselves on the chopping block? It seems to me that there is a tremendous amount of waste and inefficacy built into our system of Government that should be dealt with.

They supposedly represent US and are responsible TO US! The only time that it seems to be mentioned is at time for re-election, and then is forgotten after the election is over.

We have only ourselves to blame for not paying attention. It has be said that we're too busy dealing with our lives to keep an eye on what's really going on until the bills suddenly come due. Then we whine and complain, but nothing changes. A sad commentary of life today in this land we all love.

Ken Leland
Ketchikan, Alaska



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Received November 29, 2017 - Published December 04, 2017

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