To the Editor:
Mr. Howard, I read your recent letter in the Northwest Herald with some interest.
I have no argument with most of what you said, with one exception.
It has nothing to do with trickle-down economics. We can’t expect what a multimillionaire spends to support the millions living from hand to mouth.
The argument is that they can use loopholes in the tax system, unavailable to the average Joe, to build an empire. The idea is to tax the little guy less so he has more left to pay for the goods and services, paid by the rich with chump change. I noticed that all of the expenditures you noted, paid by the rich, were for items that require a great deal of expendable income.
Let’s face it – the Koch brothers never could spend enough to balance out their million-plus a day income, yet they’re buying their way into politics to keep the loopholes open. To make trickle-down work, taxes have to be proportional, loopholes available only to the rich would have to be eliminated, and we would need a method to direct money into projects that support people with a living, not a minimum, wage.
Under the current and proposed system, this will never work. Finally, I would like to know when it was that President Donald Trump, or the Koch brothers, worked an 80-hour week?
Daniel J. Chwalisz