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May 12, 2012

THE PEOPLE SPEAK: Current Republicans not worth a vote

Today’s Republicans are more radical than ever before. I keep questioning why any working American would vote for the current Republicans. The last Republican that I could vote for was Dwight D. Eisenhower, who warned the people of the military/industrial complex.

The current House Republicans are pursuing the most comprehensive and radical assault on woman’s health, reproductive freedom, Medicare, and retirement benefits, than any before them. They adopted a budget that calls for the privatization of Medicare, the elimination of Medicaid, food stamps and many other people benefits, including the right to establish and join an union. Along with all the cuts in benefits for the people, they plan to cut more corporate taxes and taxes for all the extremely wealthy.

If you study history you find that President G.W. Bush did exactly what the Harding/Hoover administration did to cause the Great Depression. I know this because I am an ex-history teacher, and the details are in my history book.

I read one report that stated that 1,470 people who made more than $1 million in 2009, paid zero in federal taxes. I also read where at least 83 if the top 100 traded corporations have addresses in the Cayman Islands. It stated that in one five-story building, these companies are nothing but a post office box in order to evade U.S. taxes. It also stated that to cover the tax shortfall last year, the average American taxpayer would have to pay an extra $426. I have received another report stating that Mitt Romney and his wife have seven overseas bank accounts to avoid paying taxes.

At one time the taxes for the very rich was at 91 percent after deductions, and the economy was good. They should pay their fair share and quit evading paying them.

GEORGE M. KESSELRING

Muskogee

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