A fairer tax
This is to address Marilyn Gabler’s letter of Jan. 11 about switching to a sales tax rather than the thousands of pages of tax codes.
She obviously has not read The Fair Tax Book by Neal Boortz.
We are being strangled by the highest taxes in the world.
The proposal is to have only a 23 percent federal sales tax plus our state tax of 8.25 percent, for a total of 31.25 percent — far less than we presently are saddled with, and we would not have the IRS, which has proven to be as crooked as a snake!
Since sales taxes are regressive, those in the lower incomes would get an annual rebate to pay their sales taxes.
Then all of the people would be kicking into the kitty — all of the foreigners, drug dealers, etc., would pay taxes on their lavish lifestyles.
Medicare and Social Security would be fully funded, and seniors would not die.
What could be more American than this?
— Bill James, Weatherford
Cuban double standard
Why all the “uproar” over Cuba being a communist country?
Has anyone checked on some other countries where we do an enormous amount of business, say like China and Vietnam?
Last time I checked, they are both communist countries.
— Bonnie Hromcik,
Open carry worries
The Second Amendment gun nuts like Come and Take It, Open Carry Texas and especially Open Carry Tarrant County, are loaded and ready to take their reward for helping Gov. Greg Abbott get elected.
Jonathan Strickland of Bedford has his gift ready with HB 195.
Let’s ramp up regulations on voting and driving in Texas, but let’s give the Second Amendment people whatever they want, and let’s watch them manufacture gun parts on the Capitol grounds.
Am I the only one feeling uneasy as armed “patriots” begin their mission to protect me in my Kroger?
Dan Patrick will decide for us.
— Cherry Langford,
North Richland Hills
Letters should be no longer than 200 words and must have a full name, home street address, city of residence and both a home and daytime telephone number for verification.
E-mail (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: 817-390-7688
Regular mail: Letters to the Editor, Box 1870, Fort Worth TX 76101