The republicans are trying to lessen the burden on those who can most afford it, even though they are already paying only about ¼ of what the top earners once paid – and even LESS on what their investments earn, while the middle class pays 28% on money they actually have to WORK for – without all the deductions/loopholes/write-offs the rich have at their disposal.
Our forefathers sacrificed their lives so that we could have freedom, so that we could have a good life, and so that future generations could live honorably with the ideals they had long sought.
During this time, when our nation is in such a precarious financial situation, what do you think those who have died for our country would think of billionaires going to such extreme measures, such as voter suppression – ultimately either to avoid having to pay their share or to protect their investments in big oil, or to fight the EPA, while they rape the environment – rather than prevent the catastrophic effects of climate change, or do their part to keep our country on solid ground? When you consider this is such a minute portion of their fortune, you have to wonder how they can sleep nights.
Furthermore, it is even more appalling when you consider one of these people wants us to elect him President of the United States – after such shameful refusal to pay his fair share. In my opinion, to do so would be the ultimate slap in the face to our forefathers who fought and died for this country!