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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Tax the rich and we all pay more

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To the Editor:

Harry Reid, the leader of the Democrat Senate in Washington says, “Tax the rich.”

Is Harry a fool or does he think we are?

All tax hikes are passed on to the customer. We all know that when we get to the cash register the taxes are added on to the bill. The same thing happens when the “rich” make an iPad or a cell phone and then sells it to us — the tax is added on to the price we pay.

Look at the price of gas. If the rich pay higher taxes on the gasoline, then we pay a higher price at the pump. They add the tax into the cost of everything we buy. Same thing happens to the price of food. When the farmers and rich grocery store owners are charged more tax, then the price of food goes up.

Who does Harry think he is fooling? We are all in this together. When Harry says tax the rich, we will all pay more for everything. That is a foolish idea.

Call Sen. Kay Hagan, she works for Harry: 202.224.6342. Tell her we are no fools. We cannot afford Harry’s tax hike and higher prices on everything we buy.

Lynda Bennett

Maggie Valley

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