Taxes for Peace

I agree wholeheartedly with Jennifer Hope Kottler’s “You Get What You Pay For” (April 2010). I would add that we need to have a say in where the taxes go. Sixty percent of our taxes go to fight wars and promote our imperial agenda. This makes us less safe, is immoral, and is destroying our economy. We do not need to be supporting the military-industrial-governmental complex, and we do not need to be bailing out banks and subsidizing insurance companies. If this is what the Tea Party is yelling about, I agree with them. But the neo-cons are co-opting their message and playing on our fears and anger.

Elizabeth Sheppard
Longview, Washington

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