Letters to the Editor – October 10, 2021


Fair sharing

Kat Cammack’s lengthy column in The Sun (published October 3) is pretty much pure right-wing propaganda meant to scare the reader. The truth is, many of America’s richest people use accounting schemes to avoid paying taxes.

President Joe Biden’s tax plan is every effort to address this. Small businesses and family farms are exempt. According to the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy, the real debate is not about small businesses. The question is whether a company like Amazon, which has paid an effective rate of just 4.3% in the past three years, should pay higher taxes.

Cammack can hardly claim this is fair, so she wants to convince that the family farm will be taxed and the poor farm family will have nothing left. I’m sure she will be successful with a lot of people who would love to see whatever Biden supports fail. But the reality is, this is a bill to make the wealthiest Americans and corporations pay their fair share.

Jeanne Galligan, Gainesville

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Politicized science

Collectively, we learn slowly. As the debate rages, we discuss the science and information that will benefit everyone on how to beat COVID-19. The simple measures that are in place become politicized and create an atmosphere where personal freedoms are challenged. Social media is to blame for so much false and unscientific data.

If you feel like your freedoms are being weakened because of science and research, why would you go to a doctor, dentist, or other healthcare professional for treatment? Parents teach children to believe only in the science that fits their lifestyle. This is reflected in our climate, our ability to produce enough food to support our global populations, and many other scientific responses to issues that affect us all.

Our selfish elect are vaccinated and cry wolf at the same time. Common sense, what happened to him?

Martin Werts, archer

Disgusting thought

Refuse health coverage for lack of vaccine (letter from Oct. 1?) I can’t believe you even printed such drivel. This thought is so against everything it means to be an American.

COVID is not pleasant. It kills people. I have seen comparisons with the vaccine against polio, the black plague and other diseases. It’s not. People like the author of the letter are entitled to their opinions, but The Sun is responsible for NOT printing such letters. To think so is disgusting in the extreme.

Refuse health care? Try to deny parents treatment for their critically injured 13-year-old son because he wasn’t vaccinated against COVID, flu, whatever. Try.

Phil Singer, Gainesville.

New financial principle

President Biden and some of his key aides have developed a new financial principle. He says a $ 3.5 trillion welfare bill will be free. It is zero dollars because it is paid by new taxes.

My wife and I want to use this same method of accounting in our purchases. Five years ago we got a new car for free – zero dollars since we didn’t take out a loan! Now my wife wants to trade in the car for a new model and not take out a loan.

That means we got two new cars in a row for free. How can we go wrong?

Jonathan Berger, Gainesville

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