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Article posted: 2/4/2014 5:00 AM

Let's adopt a graduated tax rate

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I really enjoy reading the Our Views section of the Daily Herald. These are opinions straight from the readers, the people. It's conversation, something that is apparently missing in today's Congress -- and we are feeling the results in America today, especially "those without."

In response to a Jan. 24 letter about graduated tax rates, I cannot disagree more with Joseph Carroll's view of helping "those without," those barely living day-to-day on $10,000 to $25,000 a year. His view is to tax everyone the same! These are "our" people, and I for one don't mind helping those in need.


I believe if this country and state were really serious about relieving those in the poverty level, we would not hesitate in bringing back the tax rates of the '50s and '60s. I grew up then and never imagined the greed and the me-first attitude of "those with" today.

I hope "those with" sleep well knowing they can now keep more of theirs and do less to help "those without."

Think hard, someday "those with" may possibly be "those without." As Tiny Tim said long ago, "God bless us, everyone!"

Kip Sobaski

Elk Grove Village

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