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September 3, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Kudos to Ron Paul for tax proposal

Regarding Ron Paul’s recent guest column, it’s nice to see a politician who demonstrates a down-to-earth, issue-specific stance on unfairness. Mr. Paul is obviously in touch with mainstream America. Taxing the tips of minimum-wage earners based on some formula, with no proof of such income actually being received, is un-American at best.

As more and more states turn to gaming for revenue enhancement, he should also address the unfairness of the tax on slot/poker winnings in excess of $1,200. Currently, only those who itemize are allowed to deduct gaming losses against those winnings regardless of one’s ability to prove such losses. Thus, the more affluent, (homeowners, etc.) get a free ride while renters don’t.

Another example of the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer.

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