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Imbalance in tax treatment
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Editor, Ceres Courier,

The rallying cry for the Republicans has been – and increasingly seems to be – that the poor are a drain on the economy. On the other hand, six percent of the population does not pay a penny on earnings over the Social Security wage base, leaving some $2 trillion untaxed which had it been would have generated (between employee and employer portions) some $248 billion a year to fund Social Security and alleviate, for the most part, the drain on the Social Security Trust as opposed to cutting benefits to those who need it and to whom it has is a primary source of income and benefits. By and large, rarely if ever do you hear the low- and middle-income complaining about the imbalance in tax treatment. Perhaps they should. 


Thomas Hekl,


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