Stop shielding wealthy peoplePublished 6:25pm Wednesday, December 19, 2012
To the editor:
I am one of the fortunate ones. I was able to hold on to my job during this tough economy. I realize how lucky I am. I also know that my fortune could change in an instant.
So now comes the news that my taxes might go up because Congressman J. Randy Forbes is using my family’s budget as a bargaining chip to try and get more tax cuts for the wealthiest people in this country. Right now, I can afford my mortgage and my bills, but I certainly have not been taking vacations or eating out as I once did. I am also trying to save so that my daughter can attend college.
A tax hike would mean another strain on my already tight budget that I can’t afford. Remember me, Rep. Forbes, when you are asked to hold my family budget hostage to cut taxes for the super-rich.
I work hard, I am trying hard and I vote.