Debunking the 50 percent myth

In the same manner that the so-called myth that 50 percent pay no taxes raised its ugly head again, so did the myth that the "super rich" and corporations pay no taxes ... in the same Letter to Editor no less.

This bashing of people and companies who provide jobs has got to stop.

The only reason I can see that the writer keeps beating that same drum is envy.

Is not envy one of the seven deadly sins?

Is not New York a mostly Democratic state? Have you not seen that they are trying to lure companies with a promise of no taxes for several years? So it is the corporations' fault that they take advantage of these opportunities? Georgia offers some incentives as well in order to attract business. What Georgia does not gain in taxes from the corporation Georgia gains from taxes of workers. That is the trade-off to bring jobs to the community.

The corporations still pay taxes. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. Time for that writer to beat a different drum, as I will beat the same cymbal to counter what he writes.

Bottom line, if you do not like the loopholes that people or corporations get, then get the laws changed by electing people of like mind.

The Times Herald continuing to post this gentleman's rants only serves to drive a wedge in our community and not bring it together. Enough class warfare already.


John Martinez

Newnan




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