December 16, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

Wealth concentrated at top


Your columnist, Mona Charen, stated in your newspaper on Dec. 11 that “… the top 5 percent of earners earn 37 percent of national income but pay 61 percent of income taxes.”

What she left out was the top income earners control 80 percent of the nation’s capital in this country. Therefore, they should pay 80 percent of the taxes.

Gary Edwards

Coeur d’Alene

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