Let's keep our lower tax rates

Posted 9/9/18

Prior to an election, many politicians talk about helping the "working middle class," but for decades these good citizens have seen no improvement in their finances, until now with the new tax rates. However, it is not the lower tax rates they will …

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Let's keep our lower tax rates

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Prior to an election, many politicians talk about helping the "working middle class," but for decades these good citizens have seen no improvement in their finances, until now with the new tax rates. However, it is not the lower tax rates they will enjoy that is their biggest benefit, but rather the fast-growing economy that creates more jobs and lower unemployment.

This will have employers competing for qualified employees, thereby increasing wages and/or benefits and give many the opportunity to get off the entitlement programs (formerly called welfare) and save tax dollars.

This is a logic that escapes many Democrats including Archie Parnell who expressed his opposition to the tax cuts in The Sumter Item on Nov. 5, 2017.

So the choice is clear. If you want to go back to higher taxes, a slower economy, with higher unemployment and more tax dollars going to entitlements, then Archie is your man. However, if you think you have a better future with the lower taxes and improved economy, you would be wise to vote for Ralph Norman and hope we can elect enough Republicans to keep the lower taxes that the Democrats have vowed to repeal.

ROBERT W. WILDER

Sumter