MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Letters

February 14, 2013

THE PEOPLE SPEAK — It’s un-American to tax the rich like we do

— I noticed in Mr. Kesselring’s letter that his focus was on executives of large companies and their amount of pay. However, I did not see anything in this article about the pro athletes and their extravagant salaries, or the actors, and look at college coaches that make millions a year to coach 12 football games. Who supports these high salaries? The American people, that’s who.

I am sorry that Mr. Kesselring did not have the opportunities, maybe the ability, or the savvy to make millions. However, it is un-American to tax the wealthy like we do. Are we not supposed to be treated fairly and equitably?

So your tax rate is 4.2 percent and anyone making over $450,000 is taxed at 39 percent. What do you want from these people? They support social programs at a higher rate than Mr. Kesselring and it is not so much about the individual tax rates that are sending companies overseas, it is because in America they pay 35 percent corporate taxes whereas in other countries they pay about 20 percent. Do the math. If they move corporate offices overseas, then Mr. Kesselring it is more likely than not that those company officials also go overseas. Lower the corporate taxes and these companies will come back to America.

If my salary is $1 million then tell me why it is fair that the government and states take $650,000 of that? Did they earn it? It is because in America we rape the rich to keep your tax levels at 4.2 percent. People are envious of those that have more than they do.

HOMER FORD

Muskogee

1
Text Only
Letters
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks