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Perspective needed

A writer on Oct. 12 posed the question, "Do you ever wonder what standard of fairness says the top 10 percent of earners pay over 70 percent of the federal tax burden while 47 percent pay none?" According to Wikipedia, the top 1 percent own more ...

A writer on Oct. 12 posed the question, "Do you ever wonder what standard of fairness says the top 10 percent of earners pay over 70 percent of the federal tax burden while 47 percent pay none?" According to Wikipedia, the top 1 percent own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. I wonder why they only pay 70 percent. I think they are getting a bargain. I don't think the millionaires and billionaires have to drive their limousines to a soup kitchen after paying their taxes. How much would they expect the minimum wage earners pay? It's not so much what you pay as what you have left after you pay. Instead of being grateful for what they have, it seems the rich are always complaining about unfairness to them. Get some perspective.

Julie Pawlak

Hackensack

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