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Letter: Putting a simple spin on the health care act

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Posted: Monday, July 9, 2012 7:59 am

I have a cheeseburger. I worked, earned money and paid for my cheeseburger with said money. In the spirit of us all playing by the same rules, and an eye on the bill from China, I sent 40 percent of my cheeseburger to the land of the rising sun.

Of the 60 percent remaining, let’s be conservative and say I had to give only 20 percent to someone who had no cheeseburger, either by choice or chance. Suppose this person is a vegetarian and says “no thanks” to the cheeseburger. That’s cool, but he/she will need to pay a tax for foregoing that cheeseburger. I now may eat the remaining 40 percent of my cheeseburger. That’s our choice in November.

Under Mitt Romney, I will still have to send 40 percent of my cheeseburger to China to pay down that debt. But I won’t be forced to give up another percentage of it to someone who doesn’t want it, who won’t in turn be taxed for saying no.

Just keeping things right in my mind.

Amy Lidster


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