When the rich paid their fair share of taxes state education and the like were virtually free. If you want to live in a third world country just keep lowering the taxes on the wealthy. That, Sir, is how it is always done.

During the hay day of the American middle class taxes were much higher than today and the rich still did quite well as they should, but so should the rest of us be capable of a decent life style, not have all the wealth sucked into a very few hands. It is money in the hands of the many that drives the economy not in a few offshore bank accounts.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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