Letter to the Editor: Taxing the poor

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RE: House tax plan weakens Johnson Amendment

It is extremely important that the partisan Senate Republican tax bill does not pass, because it overwhelmingly favors the rich. GOP fiscal policies always put the rich first; it puts the shrinking middle class and the poor last.

Fiscally, in God’s kingdom on earth the last (middle class and poor) should be first and the rich should be last. I believe that is what God wills for God’s kingdom in the here and now worldwide. But in the United States and other nations, selfishness, greed and lust for power (domination) keep God’s will from becoming we the people’s will.

If God’s will is to be done in America, it will only be done if we do it. God is not going to do it for us. One of the best ways to unite our country would be for Democratic and Republican senators (legislators) to work in a bi-partisan manner on making fiscal policy that puts the middle class and the poor first.

It is the rich who make fiscal policy and pass the laws that affect everyone. The rich will be with us always and will always have much more than enough of life’s goods and services.

Paul L. Whiteley Sr.
Louisville, Ky.

 

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