xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Nothing fair about Republican tax bill

Jonah Goldberg writes: “Conservatives...start from the assumption that money belongs to the people and businesses who earn it...it’s fairness.” (“Politicians are selective about when debt and deficits matter,” Dec. 10)

That sentiment is the bedrock of Republican justification for allowing millionaires and billionaires to not pay their fair share of taxes. And yes, Mr. Goldberg, these taxes are used to benefit every American, especially businesses. Corporations do not pay for roads, police and fire protection or any or the thousands of services that only the government can provide. These services are paid for through taxes from the public coffers.

Advertisement

This tax bill that is working its way through a Republican Congress will impose an unfair disadvantage upon the backs of the middle class workers who can least afford it. One of the many devious provisions would adopt a higher tax rate on to wages than on to income earned by proprietors, partnerships and closely held corporations. That means that the same exact income earned as a wage would be taxed at a higher rate that for a proprietor. I would not call that “fair.”

Gary Ambridge, Bel Air

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement