December 16, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

Go over fiscal cliff


Of course Americans favors raising taxes on the 2 percent. They also favor cutting spending until it affects them. Liberals do a great job of selling that.

Conservatives are horrible at pointing out that neither party really favors taxing the rich, as they are the ones that enable politicians alike to get elected and live like the rich. This tax hike is not going to affect the rich, just the well-off that aren’t in the league to take advantage of the tax loopholes that the Warren Buffetts and Bill Gateses have.

We need to let the “fiscal cliff” happen, as it was put together by people that didn’t have to worry about getting elected and could make the tough choices necessary. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that when you take trillions out of a budget and start paying your debt, that it’s going to hurt everybody, or should. Simple math, but then America is failing at that too.

I have told my employees that I am not going to work my tail off to pay a bunch of taxes to give to people who don’t. This government has become a system that punishes hard workers and rewards the lazy.

Joe White

Spokane Valley

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