Letters to the Editor

Taxes taking toll

I think politicians have found a Scripture they like: “There went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed” (Luke 2:1).

Does any politician care about the middle class? We are being crushed. I owe the IRS a bundle, thanks in part to my fine (thank you, Mr. President) for not having health care most of last year. The alternative would have cost me and my wife about $6,000 to be insured last year.

Gov. Ed Rendell raised our state tax a little; now Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise them a little. Drip, drip, drip; we are being bled to death.

Why isn’t my congressman introducing a bill to defund Obamacare? Is it because he is afraid to shut down the government? What about us? You know, “we the people,” the ones who vote you all in.

Between tax-and-spend Democrats and wimpy Republicans, our bank accounts are being depleted.

Even our local governments have joined in the greed. In Centre County, they even tax church property. Whatever happened to separation of church and state? It only exists till counties and school districts need money.

After all, how could they afford that wonderful health care/retirement package that the teachers enjoy, if they didn’t put exuberant taxes on the backs of “we the people”?

Won’t someone please run for office with a backbone, who really considers himself or herself a servant, and puts the working man and woman before their own interests, careers and egos?

Matthew Loren Welker, Philipsburg

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