Re “The rich can afford a little more” letter by Rick Comfort.
I agree with his statement, “Let’s not hitch another tax to a moving object.” Let’s also not hitch another tax to a stationary object - a person’s labor or investment acumen, or anything else for that matter.
I don’t understand why certain people always advocate ways the government can get more of our money. The state has run a surplus the last three years and have spent it with very little accountability. The government has plenty of money. It is working Americans who need a break and need to keep more of their hard earned money.
We can spend our money better than the government, to feed our family, on luxuries or pleasure, to help our neighbors, or to fund our favorite charity, not that of some legislator.
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A moderate-income earner in Myrtle Beach might pay 15 percent federal tax, 7.6 percent Social Security and Medicare taxes, 7 percent state income tax, etc. So that moderate-wage earner might pay more than a third of their earnings in taxes. Higher-income earners might pay even more. Enough already.
Cary Rowell, Myrtle Beach