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July 4, 2014

Letter: 'Taxed Enough Already?' Not really

I feel sorry for anyone who tries to defend the tea party. They say TEA is an acronym for "Taxed Enough Already." But is it? The tea party is made up of middle-income people, who probably wouldn't be taxed less anyway, unless they were to stop paying FICA taxes. That's the income tax that pays for Medicare and Social Security.

I've seen that happen before. A young invincible, as they call them, thinks they can make it big on their own and they'll always be healthy and wealthy. Then one day they develop cancer or break their necks, but if they've already gotten rid of the safety nets it's "game over." The sign-carrying tea partiers aren't very smart. They are tricked and lied to by wealthy people to carry their signs and march in the streets like they are doing something very patriotic for the country.

You see, wealthy people want any candidate but Democrats, because they know Democrats would make the wealthy pay a fair tax percentage and then spend the money on schools, teachers, roads, all manner of social programs, jobs, and then pass a higher minimum wage bill, too. The richest country in the world shouldn't have millions of working poor.

Dick Allen

Anderson

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