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Letter: Ayotte is right

Who wouldn’t like to give themselves a pay raise? Congress seems poised to do just that, give itself a healthy salary boost on the backs of hardworking taxpayers like me. How anyone in Washington feels that they deserve a pay raise is beyond me. Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s proposal to block this pay increase just makes good common sense. Thank you, Senator, for being reasonable and responsible.

BONNIE B. PACKARD

Penacook

Legacy Comments1

Great, Thank you Kelley. Now if Kelley would only realize that we would likely be a creditor nation now without the Reagan and Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. 1/3 of our deficit is borrowed to continue to pay for those tax cuts. Another 1/3 is borrowed to pay the finance charges on those tax cuts. The remaining 1/3 is borrowed to pay for stimulus and wars, which would be much more affordable if it wasn't for the debt problem caused by the first 2/3s. Does Kelley realize that the 50 year average top bracket tax rate from 1932 to 1981 was 79% and that 39.6% is only about half of 79%?

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