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To The Editor:
In response to John Cerullo’s letter last week I can only add this. As far as facts go, I do not listen to the sources you list and I am certainly not radical in any way.  However, they certainly are brilliant individuals who work their backsides off.  Furthermore, they create quite a few jobs in the process.  That they are immensely successful and you do not agree with their politics does not make them intellectually lazy. And your response is a typical left wing rant from, clearly, one more hater.

A simple Google search reveals that there are more economists that espouse the lower tax/higher revenue theory than not.  And that, for example, the top 10 percent of taxpayers paid over 70 percent of the total amount collected in federal income taxes in 2010, the latest year figures are available.  I consider that to be an inordinate amount, or, what, maybe they should pay 80 percent?
This country and its politicians have created a society of dependants and continue to do everything they can to foster an environment of dependence.  And in doing so increasingly bloat government.  And in the end, for nothing more than political leverage.  How about smaller, less intrusive government?

The money people earn belongs to them, not you, nor the government.  Progressives make it sound like they are doing one a favor letting them keep any of their earnings at all.

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic,” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Gary Caso,
Delhi