We're not the takers

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 - 3:02 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Re "Punished for being thrifty" (Letters, Feb. 12): Letter writers Karen Davies and Gisela Butler are blaming things on the wrong takers.

Nobody who is struggling financially wants to take your savings. The problem is tax loopholes for the very rich, especially large corporations.

Some big banks that received bailout money got away with paying zero taxes in at least one year between 2008 and 2010. If wages had kept up with inflation, and everybody were paying their fair share, nobody would be complaining about the 1 percent.

-- Dawn Wolfson, Cameron Park

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