Letter: Edwards needs math skills

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I received an email from Rep. Chuck Edwards at 6 p.m. last Friday (at this time, I should have known he was hiding something). He conveyed some good thoughts about tackling the budget and supporting Israel.

But come on, man — math! If you cut IRS enforcement and collect less from those who pay less than they should, then you will increase the deficit. Most of us pay what we owe. We don’t like the fact that $400 billion is left on the table.

Either you cannot do simple math or you think that your constituents are stupid. Either way, magical math is not the right way forward.

From an independent voter who can add and subtract.

— Mark Veith


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7 thoughts on “Letter: Edwards needs math skills

  1. Debbie Resnick

    Makes sense to me! Clearly, fully funding the IRS will net more money in the coffers! I can’t imagine anyone would oppose that……except maybe rich tax cheats!

  2. gapple

    Just rich tax cheats like say, Hunter Biden? Why not just a flat tax or national sales tax where everyone pays the same. Say 10%. Pretty simple and computers could do it with a fraction of the bloated IRS personnel.

        • Keith

          trump undervalues his properties for tax valuations, overvalues his properties for commercial loans, and declared that paying taxes is for “suckers.”

          If you really thought he pays taxes at the legal rate, you are definitely a sucker.

          You should send him a tax free donation to pay his legal defense against his 94 indictments.

    • Mike

      Flat taxes unfairly burden the less wealthy. When you are financially secure, having a set amount taken out of your income no matter what is manageable. When you are already struggling, flat taxes with no opportunity for refunds etc. have much greater impacts. Also why sales tax increases have more impact on the less wealthy vs. the financially secure.

      • gapple

        10% of $10,000 is $1,000. 10% on $100,000 is $10,000. The latter pays 10 times more than the prior. Seem the one making more has a greater tax burden in a flat tax environment.

        Refunds are nothing more than interest free loans to the government. A refund is not an opportunity.

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