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Re: “More Worried About Corporate Welfare

Unlike you, I didn’t "assume" anything. If you read my letter, you’d note I stated the average salary as being $50,000/year, so it’s not surprising you make less. It makes your argument more ironic, though. Riddle me this: If one person in his 40’s works at Wally World making $10 an hour and the other person in her 30’s has spent the last 10 years either working a second job, going to school, or both, who exactly is the "lazy loser"? Obviously, I’m not against hard work. Maybe I wasn’t blunt enough for you, but the main point of my letter was the playing field is not level. Allow me to illustrate: you join a poker game where people over 7 feet tall can use face cards, but people under 7 feet tall cannot. Still feel like you can take the pot? Maybe, but it’s a lot harder when a select few have a significant advantage. Now back to you. You state with all your "hard work," one day you’ll have kids and pay for all their stuff by yourself. Well, good for you! Currently, the average home price in Utah is $250,000. You’re not gonna make the kind of salary you need to afford a home like that——and all the other stuff those kids are gonna need——unless you get a college education. But you can’t afford college ‘cause you only make $10 an hour...unless there was some way to get a little help, like, I don’t know, maybe some sort of federal grant and loan program for students! Like a homophobe who’s vacation home is a closet, you’re voting against your own interests. The government is offering you a golden ticket, but you have too much "honor" to accept it. There’s no honor in stupidity. Do you actually think the wealthy pay all of the taxes assessed to them? I bet all the lawyers and accountants out there would disagree. If you make the kind of money we’re talking about——$350,000 or more per year——and you don’t have a lawyer and an accountant, you deserve to pay every penny in taxes you’re charged. You think you’re playing the game by falling in line, not realizing there are different rules for different people. Those who are successful know all the rules——and the loopholes. Senglaub, I wish you luck, and hard work, for many years to come. Nina

Posted by plankton on 07/23/2009 at 8:58 AM

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