I appreciate that everyone has his or her own point of view. That is fabulous. However, Kyle Wulle and his take on unions are comical [Five Spot, Nov. 19, City Weekly]:
“The working class pays 85 percent of all taxes. That’s 90 percent of the people.” It reminds me of a great quote. “Forty-two and seven-tenths percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.”—Steven Wright.
The worst part is that there are people who read or hear that and take it as fact. After doing a Google search, I couldn’t find one source that supported Wulle’s figures. I did find these:
While I don’t claim to be intelligent, I do know this. I have no employees. I don’t pay anyone’s wages. I don’t sign paychecks, and I have never had a poor man sign my paycheck. A fair/flat tax is the fairest system being bandied about.
I am unemployed, with no health insurance, and have a wife with chronic medical issues. Besides the IRS, there is not one government bureaucracy that is run efficiently. Every single program is full of waste, fraud and abuse. I need less government intervention and a chance to provide for myself and for my family. For some reason, that is viewed as greedy.
But as I said, I’m just not too intelligent.
Salt Lake City