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Letters to the Editor

Republican leadership

To the Editor:

Our Republican leadership continues to fail us. Just some facts about the 47 percent who will vote for President Barack Obama so we don’t have to worry about them.

The three states with the highest percent of nontaxpayers (over 40 percent) are all Republican-leaning states: Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Of the next 10 highest states, all above 38 percent nontaxpayers, eight are Republican-leaning states. Of the 10 lowest states of nontaxpayers, seven are Democratic-leaning states, with none more than 29.2 percent nontaxpayers.

So who does the Republican Party care about? Obviously not us middle-class Americans who pay our taxes. Actually, according to the party, since my bride and I only make $115,000 between us, I guess we are the poor, although I paid a 17 percent tax rate last year.

Republicans, wake up and see who our party cares about.

Richard Wiese

Algonquin

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