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October 6, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Casino workers hardly overtaxed

Ron Paul’s guest column on doing away with taxes on tips shows exactly how far out of touch he is with the world today, especially Nevada. Our casino workers are not “young people just trying to make a few extra dollars.” They are all ages of adults who earn a very good living, with benefits, there are all ages working in Nevada’s casino industry.

His outrage that the “IRS makes an estimate,” thus overtaxing the individuals, is also wrong. The IRS makes a very low, negotiated estimate, which the employee then reports and the IRS is not allowed to question. The actual amount, which is much higher than the estimate, is actually known since it is casino employees who count the money and make the distribution. In his zeal to garner votes from these employees he misses the mark in both directions.

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