Clarifying tax cuts |

Clarifying tax cuts

The article, “Tax cuts for the middle class pass through Congress,” should make us happy to see that our elected officials are beginning to see the light. However, the positive write-up ended on a negative note with three items that we taxpayers need to be aware of.

One: A few congressmen from both parties referred to the tax cuts as irresponsible and that it would lead to further deficits for the future. The correct action is for Congress to spend less and create less big government – deficits are created because of spending.

Two: The article referred to the tax relief as a “cost,” which is absurd. How can taking away less of our hard-earned money be considered a “cost”? This type of thinking is the rationale that Congress uses for taking away more each year rather than spending less.

Three: The six most liberal of the honored Senate bothered not to vote, with John Kerry, John Edwards and Ted Kennedy among those avoiding their responsibility. Why shouldn’t all elected officials be required to cast their votes on all legislation, particularly in an election year, and explain their reasoning to the people who elected them?

Tom Ackart

Grass Valley

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