Voices From The Readers

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Other Election Thoughts
Editor:

I have to respond to Paul St.Andre regarding his election thoughts. You obviously think that all the people who voted for the local City Council winners did so without studying the facts and their positions. Most (but not all) of my choices were elected but I’m not going to disrespect the voters who chose the other candidates by saying they were "misguided".

As for the national election, why in the world do you feel that Catholics should have voted for Mr. Rommey? Many Catholics don’t agree with some of the Church’s policies (divorce, contraception, abortion) or even go to church. So, as you said, most of them went for Mr. Obama.

As for taxes, why should the middle class pay around 30% and the wealthy pay around 14% with all the loopholes and deductions they get? Even Warren Buffett doesn’t think it is fair. You complain about possible reductions in welfare and Medicare. Isn’t this what the Republicans want?

Then you stated that both parties are equally guilty and it didn’t matter which party won. I will agree with that. I also want to see spending cuts and an end to waste and fraud. But I don’t think the country is falling apart. If that useless Congress can get together and compromise, we’ll be okay.

Diane Lojewski
Ocean City

2 comments on “Voices From The Readers

  1. “As for taxes, why should the middle class pay around 30% and the wealthy pay around 14%”

    Because it’s capital gains that they are talking about taxing which does not only affect the so called “wealthy” but quite a few middle class income earners. That money’s been taxed to death already- the first time being sometimes at around the 35% bracket.
    As far as Buffet’s concerned, he is welcome to pay more in taxes if he wants. There is even a division within the fed goverment’s Treasury Dept called “Gifts to the US” that can help him along. As soon as he puts his money where his mouth is than people should start caring what he thinks. Until then who cares what he thinks is fair.

  2. Agreed Freetalker (Buffet).

    Read one of the DC websites where 20+ “wealthy folk” met with some Congressionals on Capitol Hill, expressing their desire to pay more in taxes. SHUT UP already about paying more – take that $$$ and do good by employing some of the unemployeed! More people with jobs means more money to spend (and tax) – which helps the engine hum. When the engine is a hummin – EVERYONE WINS!

    ~BUSHMAN~!

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