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Letter: Overtaxed patriots?

For most people, payday is the best time of the month. It’s the time when you can pay those bills that have been stacking up, and if you are lucky, have a little left to spend on yourself.

But what about all that money the government takes out of your paycheck? Some people would argue its their “patriotic duty” to pay the taxes. I’m writing this letter to inform you that paying taxes is not patriotic.

During WWII, Congress passed the Current Tax Payment Act to help pay for the war. This was the first time in the history of the United States, that the government prematurely started taking money out of worker’s paychecks.

At the time, this was considered to be a patriotic act. Here is the kicker: WWII is over, but the government never stopped taking money out of our paychecks.

Now I am not saying that paying taxes is a bad thing, I am merely saying that we are being overtaxed. We pay taxes on everything we purchase from gas to groceries. So the next time you open up your paycheck ask yourself, “Is this my patriotic duty?”

Wyatt Till

Carbondale


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