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Distorted understanding

To the Editor:

Normally, I read your “It’s Your Write” and enjoy the political banter and do not feel compelled to respond to it. After reading “My own stuff” (Dec. 11), I just had to add my two cents. 

No true Independent or Republican would ever include people who pay taxes and support themselves, regardless of their tax bracket, as the people Bill O’Reilly was alluding to that night.

He is talking about the people who would not normally vote (namely, those who get free cellphones, food stamps, public housing and many other government programs) and make a good living out of being poor but could work if they wanted to. The Democrats call this their “ground game,” in which they find votes by bribing and registering people who contribute very little otherwise.

Mr. Dave Sippel wrote about Romney raising his taxes if elected. Are you kidding me? The tax rates now are called the Bush tax cuts for a reason.

The Republicans want to keep the taxes at their current rate or reduce them even further. This kind of distorted understanding of the world will cause it to founder instead of grow leaps and bounds like the great generations before that wanted one main thing from this great country and that is a chance to work and support themselves and their family.

Lastly, the election is over and Mr. Sippel got what he wanted, which is not what is best for our country.

Michael D. O’Brien



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