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Letters to the Editor published Nov. 7, 2012
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Adoption of a Fair Tax would do U.S. wonders

Editor, Ceres Courier,

During the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney pointed out that Canada's tax on businesses is only 15 percent while that of the U.S. is 25 percent. Then he raised the question: "If you wanted to start a new business, would you rather start it in the U.S. or Canada?" Both Romney and the president agreed that the income tax on businesses should be lower but they differ on how to tweak the income tax code to achieve this. Forget the income tax code; replace it with the Fair Tax! There's been a Fair Tax proposal before congress for more than a decade; it's not been voted on yet.

Adoption of the Fair Tax would usher in a period of prosperity unlike that seen by any living American. On page 106 of "The Fair Tax Book" we find: "Economists estimate that in the first year after the Fair Tax becomes law, the economy will grow by 10.5 percent, exports will grow by 26 percent and capital spending will increase by more than 70 percent."

Why hasn't it already been adopted? Congress and the lobbyists! They thrive on the tax code plus it gives congress great power over us citizens. If you have the opportunity, vote for a supporter of the Fair Tax.

Glen E. Terrell,

Arlington, Texas

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Schools offers thanks to Lions, store, community

Editor, Ceres Courier,

Ceres and Central Valley high schools would like to thank Food 4 Less and Ceres Lions Club for the tremendous job they did making the annual Food 4 Less Chicken BBQ such a success. Over $24,000 was raised to benefit both high schools' athletic programs. Most people don't realize that Food 4 Less donates or finds donors for all the food, packaging, and soft drinks; the Lions Club begins the day at 5 a.m. with their barbecues and time.

We also wish to thank those community members who helped by purchasing tickets for this fantastic event! Once again, Ceres has come through to support their high schools!

Shawna Nunes,

Athletic director,

Ceres High School

Michelle Parrish,

Athletic Director,

Central Valley High

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Mae Hensley PTSA grateful

Editor, Ceres Courier,

Mae Hensley Junior High School PTSA would like to thank Steve Zamaroni and Cost Less Foods for their extremely generous donations and support for our tri-tip fundraiser. It is because of community supporters such as Mr. Zamaroni and Cost Less Foods that our event was so successful.

I would hope that the families and friends of Mae Hensley Junior High School, along with the rest of the community, will return a show of support by patronizing the Cost Less establishment.

Kathi Foster,


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