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Policy is math-challenged

I admit it. I am mathematically challenged. However, I need someone to explain how the U.S. can cut taxes (especially to the rich) and continue to spend money like a drunken sailor - one example building that unneeded wall. Taxes pay for things that we the people need - Medicare, Medicaid, better health care for all and improved infrastructure.

It seems to my math-challenged brain that cutting taxes will eviscerate vital services, drive up the national debt, make a few folks richer and definitely hurt the poor. A late issue in National Geographic highlighted the happiest nations (Costa Rica, Denmark, Singapore). They pay really high taxes, but take care of their people with universal health care and government support in all kinds of areas. We need higher taxes, not lower.

Guess what? You get what you pay for. Maybe my math is better than I thought.

Claudia Craven



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