Sharon Hansen on Tax Reform
A: I have a disabled sister. She is not on disability. She gets food stamps and health care. She has been turned down for disability repeatedly because she is overweight according to the disability judge. Our taxes are so high that if we didn't have to pay taxes, we could easily support her comfortably. Unless the very wealthy are getting by with paying a lower percentage than we are, they are playing plenty already. For that reason, I believe the wealthy are paying enough but since we are not wealthy, I can't say that for sure. I am not a tax specialist. Many claim that the wealthy pay lower tax rates than we do. I would like to know how they do that. Our tax percentage only climbs. It never goes in reverse.
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