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Letter to the Editor: Ticked off over unfair tax burden

on December 20, 2013 10:30 AM

Of all the burdensome taxes we face, I consider property taxes the most unjust tax there is. Of course, you noticed that property taxes increase yearly with nothing you can do about it. It’s a hard pill to swallow for those of us who are on a low, fixed income.

Our governor said he wasn’t going to raise taxes. Recently he approved of another tax on gas. If the price of gas were $2 a gallon, this country’s economy would be booming.

People would have money to spend without giving to the oil companies.

To save money, our governor cut back on school funding, only to have the school districts increase the millage on property taxes to make up for it. So much for our governor not raising taxes.

Most members of the working class have their own pension plans and hospitalization or none at all. Yet these hard-earned tax dollars are paying for the pensions and hospitalization of most government employees and public employees like schoolteachers who only work 8ᄑ months out of the year and moonlight during the summer. Some of these employees can retire at age 55 with full benefits.

I feel that these public employees, including politicians and lawmakers, should be in the same boat as the rest of the working class. Take a look at Detroit. It could happen here.

I consider those responsible for all this taxation no better than ticks and leeches, sucking the life out of their victims, the working class, while they’re living high on the hog.

Our Lord taught us to pray for our enemies. Apparently those responsible for all this taxation are in need of prayers. Politicians are elected by the people to serve their needs. It seems the real reason they run for office is to serve the lobbyists.

May God bless us all because we sure need it before this country has a revolution like some of those other countries. Have a blessed Christmas.

Paul Walsh

Clymer

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