Ryan Chartrand

Insinuating that the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans are not hard-working and deserving of their income could not be further from the truth.

The wealthiest 10 percent of Americans are the wealthiest because they are hard-working and take risks which makes them deserving. The wealthiest 10 percent are the ones who start or own businesses, which in-turn creates jobs for everyone. Even with the tax breaks they received under Bush, the wealthiest 10 percent pay 75 percent of ALL taxes. How much more should they pay? The bottom 50 percent, so one out of every two taxpayers, only pay 3 percent of all taxes yet are the ones that most heavily rely on social services.

One of the greatest delusions we face is that the answer to our problems can be fixed with greater taxation and more government.

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