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Letter: Catch-Up Time For Working People

To the Editor:

The election is over, and the people spoke clearly. Members of Congress, many of them millionaires themselves, need to vote to let the Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy Americans expire. These people have been lottery winners for many years now with this windfall to their enormous incomes, and we can no longer afford it. (How many millions/billions does it take to be comfortable?)

We also need to change the word “small” as in business. Congress throws this word around as if it’s being used literally. When a business grosses in the high millions and then billions, it is no longer “small.” On top of this, these same people put their money in Swiss and Cayman bank accounts. It doesn’t “trickle down” in any way to hard-working Americans who made this country what it is. So call your congressional representatives today, 1-202-224-3121, and tell them they must let tax cuts on people earning over $250,000 a year expire and keep the tax cuts for the rest of us workers, because we have a lot of catching up to do — or we will have to start wearing flip-flops for shoes like the working class does in Third World countries.

Jackie Smith