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Cain tax plan would double state sales tax

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Just when you thought it was safe to go to back to the store, Republican candidate Herman Cain wants to slash rich folk’s taxes and stick it to the poor.

I already pay more than 9 percent in sales tax, and he wants to double it.

To our credit, people are already saving more and spending less.

Who believes that a 9-percent increase in prices won’t further curb people’s appetite for consumption?

Think about it, $6,000 tax on a new car!

Cain defends this tax by saying it will only be on new stuff.

That’s great because I’ll have to do all my shopping at Goodwill.

Don’t get me wrong, I already shop there whenever I can, but it’s hard to find 36x36 pants and 2XL shirts there.

People wonder why young people are protesting, even though they don’t know what they are protesting against.

How about the fact that special interest groups give millions to both parties and then write their own legislation?

Most of our leaders can write a book but they can’t write a bill, the very thing we hired them to do.

Then they pass a bill to eliminate incandescent light bulbs, and we find out it cost “us” tens of thousands of jobs.

That’s just one small example.

Am I the only one who longs for a do-nothing Congress?

Gallagher said it best when he declared the opposite of progress is Congress.

The thing that makes me the maddest is the way both parties handle the budget issues which “they” created.

They plan to fix it in 10 or 15 years.

All of their predictions are based on a certain amount of growth.

What if it doesn’t happen?

To Mr. Cain’s credit, he is offering bold changes.

What about the millions of accountants, bookkeepers, and IRS employees, who will surely lose their jobs as a result of these drastic changes?

Maybe two years of unemployment will help them get by until the next election when we have to hire them all back.

Here’s my 1-1-1 plan:
• 1-percent cut in all spending.
• 1-percent tax increase on all taxpayers.
• One term for all federally elected officials.

Why do we pay these people big money to spend a large portion of their time raising money for re-election?

Fritz Stevens
Harriman