MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

September 15, 2013

THE PEOPLE SPEAK — Why do we bother with either party?


— So let me get this straight, we have Democrats asking for the tax code to tax the rich more, help the poor and relieve the strain of taxation on the middle class. We then have the Republicans saying we want to lower taxes on businesses in order to grow the economy and provide jobs for people. And in the middle we have the American people living in fear of the IRS who we now know are used as a political weapon by both sides trying to understand the oncoming train that is Obamacare.

Both sides say they want to reform the tax code, make it fairer and simpler but scream bloody murder if any programs are cut by even 2 percent (remember sequestration?).

Yet leadership on both sides ignores ‘The Fair Tax Act’ (HR25) which does everything both sides want, does not cut funding to any programs, empowers we the people in terms of taxation and is the only bill that gets rid of the IRS.

Why do we bother with either party anymore? What do they do for us as individuals? No seriously, what do the parties do for “us?”

TONY LEACH

Oklahoma City