Letters to the editor

Everyone should pay same percentageIn response to Andy Harold, how do you get the rich paying a much higher tax rate as “paying their fair share?” What liberals are really saying is, “I am jealous and I want you to pay more for me so I don’t have to.”Let’s say we had a fixed 15 percent rate of income tax for everyone, with no deductions, on all income above the established poverty level. For simplicity, let’s say the poverty level is $10,000. I made $20,000 last year and you made $110,00. You have made 10 times the taxable income. In this case, I pay $1,500 in taxes and you pay $15,000. You just paid 10 times the amount I did, but to liberals this isn’t enough.While I am taxed at 15 percent, you should be taxed at increasing percentage rates so your income passes various thresholds, say 25 percent on income between $30,000-$50,000 then 35 percent on income between $50,000-$110,000. You are not still paying 10 times as much as me, but rather you are closing in on nearly 20 times as much. This is the system we have now, yet you want more.People with more earned it. You or the government should not have the right to take it away from them and give it to me because I did not get off my fanny and earn it. We should all pay the same percentage.Richard A. CornishCarson CityWere stories news?Most of Sunday morning’s Nevada Appeal front page and third page were confusing.Is it news placing someone’s very personal sexual problems as headliners? If not news, then is it meant to sell newspapers? If 5-10 percent of the population is homosexual, selling more papers can’t be the goal, as the remaining 90-95 percent are not interested. Did I read both articles? No, the headlines and first two paragraphs were enough. So then why, I appeal, Nevada Appeal, were these articles covering most of the first and third pages? The only conclusion must be to promote homosexuality. I look for personal and intimate problems in Dr. K and Dear Abby, not the front page. Thank you for printing my personal opinion in the opinion section. Sharon WentzlaffCarson City


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