Letter: Nation needs trade, tax policies that promote U.S.


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 6:10 am
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I received a list of questions from an anti-tax lobby organization. One was, "Do you believe corporate taxes should be raised or lowered?" I crossed out both answers and attached this letter:

I believe companies that have their products manufactured in our United States by our U.S. citizens should have real low taxes.
I believe companies that have their products manufactured in the United States by aliens should have high taxes.

I believe companies that have their products manufactured in foreign countries, bought into our United States on foreign ships and sold to U.S. citizens for high profits should have high taxes.

For over 200 years, honest, wise and patriotic men in Washington protected U.S. industries and our citizens' jobs with tariffs and our U.S. grew into the richest and most powerful country on earth.

For the past 20 years, stupid and/or crooked, unpatriotic people in Washington have led our former wonderful, rich and powerful U.S. down the road into bankruptcy and financed China's military with their stupid, crooked, unfair foreign free trade deals.

When our founders said free trade, they meant free trade between the 13 colonies, not free trade with their European oppressors, and definitely not free trade with every ragtag foreign country in ever part of the world.

Ron Olson,
Rock Island

















 



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