Letter: Only the facts, please

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Taxes are the lowest in 60 years.

When taxes were highest, outsourcing had not taken place.

When taxes were highest, interstate highways and bridges and dams, our country’s infrastructure essentially, were constructed.

When taxes were highest, children in American public schools had the highest test scores internationally for reading, math, and science.

When taxes were highest, families in the middle class could still send their children to universities. There were still jobs that had not been outsourced as yet too.

Recently on Jon Stewart’s TV show he joked about how some members of Congress no longer use the word “rich,” but instead use the term “job creators.”

Eighty percent of the job creators in America make less than $250,000 a year.

The IRS says the average adjusted gross income of the top 1 percent of American wage earners is $1,685,472 a year.

Job creators are largely not rich.

When some members of Congress refuse to raise taxes on “job creators,” they are usually not talking about job creators.

Question: If millionaires and billionaires are not job creators, why do some members of Congress refuse to consider raising their taxes?

Perhaps their constituents are only “job creators”?

Jim Comrada

Vancouver