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SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012

GOP turns back on middle class

I work part-time, and yet Mitt Romney pays less of a percentage (13.6 percent) of his income in taxes than I do. Now, the Republicans have proposed a plan to increase the tax rate on the middle-class and decrease it on the wealthy.

How can this be, you might ask? Either the Republicans are not listening or we are not speaking out, or maybe it is both. This is why it is imperative that we contact Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and inform her that she needs to demonstrate fairness and vote for continuing the tax cuts for the middle-class and increase the tax rate for those making over $250,000 a year. McMorris Rodgers will continue to stand with the wealthy until she realizes that the Republican stonewalling has enraged her constituents. It is pretty simple – and very American – to speak up, be counted, help save the middle class, help solve the budget deficit, and bring common sense and fairness back to the tax structure.

If America doesn’t have a middle-class, then America doesn’t have America anymore.

Joan Conger

Spokane



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