The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

September 19, 2012

Fair share?


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 — What is “Their Fair Share?” This is the simple question I have asked for three years. At the DNC, just about every speaker repeated that “if the rich would just pay, then America would be on its way to prosperity.”

I sent emails, posted on Facebook pages and even made several phone calls. From President Obama’s campaign site, the DNC site, Facebook pages, Sen. Kay Hagan web page, phone calls and Rep. Kissell, I got no response at all. Not even an acknowledgement.

So I tried locally by going to the Stanly County Democrat Facebook page and asking the same question. I added that the IRS said that the top 15 percent of earners, which includes the one percent the occupiers, are always protesting pay 73 percent of all the tax revenue collected. So what was “fair?” France has decided that 75 percent tax on what you make is fair.

David Morgan responded to my post saying if that was my opinion, I should vote for Romney.

I feel that as a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran, I paid my dues to have the right to freedom of speech and to ask legitimate questions. So again I ask, “What is their fair share?”

Maybe Mr. Eugene Pickler can answer this as he has had articles in the SNAP about the need to raise taxes on others, but not on himself.

Alan Megill