Monday, October 3, 2016

Tax Breaks are the Rigging of a Rigged System

by Brian T. Lynch, MSW
(A letter to the editor I submitted today. Please feel free to copy and send to your own local editors without attribution.)

Dear Editor:

Have we all lost our minds? Have we all forgotten that special interest tax loopholes are a tax burden for the rest of us? Are we so jaded that we no longer see tax breaks as evidence of political corruption?

Who among your readers would vote for a special tax break knowing it would raise their own taxes? If the majority ruled, as it should in our Republic, most tax breaks wouldn't exist.

While Trump and his supporters say how genius it is of him to so cleverly exploit these disgusting loopholes, wouldn't the financial gains of a corruptly created tax breaks also be tainted?

Muck money! Graft booty! We don't have a precise word for it, but exploiting ill gotten tax breaks for personal gain isn't honorable. It is unfair. It is the rigging in a rigged system. Tax loopholes may be legal but that doesn't make them respectable.





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