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We want to respond to Robin DiGiacomo's May 25 op-ed ["'Burg '99 percent' joins movement of whiners"].
We are whiners?
Because the taxes for the super wealthy have been cut, higher education costs have been transferred to private banks. These banks are all too happy to fill the gap with large interest loans.
So kids all over the country cannot afford to go to college or are so indebted they may never get out.
We want to ask the writer three questions. First: If the so-called "job creators" have never had to pay less taxes than they do now, where are the jobs they promised to create if only their taxes would be lowered?
Second: If this next generation is so much in debt from going to college and have debt-to-income ratios that are too high to qualify for home loans and car loans, then who will buy these things that keep our economy going? (We hear another bubble bursting.)
Third: If health care is connected to your job as a benefit and you lose your job or simply can't find one, how do you pay for the heart surgery or broken leg?
We seem to believe in America that there is an unlimited supply of pies for everyone willing to work, but in reality there is one economic pie, and 1 percent are getting at least half of it; 44 percent of our congressmen are millionaires!
The richest 20 percent own 84 percent of our country's wealth. This gives them undue influence as our elected officials, who are supposed to be representing "We, the people," but instead are helping the rich (and themselves) get richer.
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Tom and Catherine Alexander