I have never used this forum to make any of my political beliefs made public. But when we have someone like Ramas Morrison ("Voice of the People," Sept. 10), who refuses to acknowledge the truth, I feel I must respond.
Mr. Morrison states the (income) tax cuts catered too heavily to the top 1 or 2 percent. The truth is more than 40 percent of the people who file income tax forms do not pay any federal income tax. Of the remaining 50-percent-plus, the refund was given equally; the millionaires received no more than I did.
How can you get an income tax refund if you never paid any to start with? You complain about the rich, but how many people are hired by someone on welfare or someone who makes $30,000 a year trying to feed a family of four?
The rich are the people who create the jobs for you and me. The rich have always been here and always will be, just like the people who are said to live below the poverty line. The percentage today is the same as it was 35 years ago. In those 35 years, the United States taxpayers have spent over $3 trillion (yes, I mean TRILLION) on eliminating poverty. And yet, poverty still exists.