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Getting my goat

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From page A7 | February 08, 2013 | 2 Comments

EDITOR:

These here argumentations, Longhofer and Alger, are getting my goat. Push the middle valve down and the music goes down and around, and it comes out here.

Longhofer says (on Jan. 28) “Austerity leads to recession,” no, adversity leads to recession. Austerity is the corrective treatment attempt toward normalizing a situation.

Taxes are a reduction of the energy to do so or do anything at all. The more the worse.

Our fiscal responsibility is set in Washington by a tightened belt in legislation set to more lean and less fat.

JUNE HOFFMAN
Placerville

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  • MorrisFebruary 06, 2013 - 6:26 pm

    Interesting logic. So I guess we can extract from this 'the more the worse' mindset that with no taxes whatsoever our economy would not experience recession or depression? I - as well as history - disagree. Not to mention the significant majority of developed nations of whom not only collect taxes but do so at a higher percentage rate. The fact is that we get off cheap in our great nation. We do not pay anywhere near the real percentages necessary to cover the amount due for the basics we seem to take for the comfy granted. That fact covers not the pie in sky budget busters but rather the amazingky good roads (try commuting just 5 miles in India), safe bridges (not pontoons), 24/7 utilities (water/power on more than 4 hours a day? What a concept!), senior medical coverage (wha??? Shouldn't granny be out begging for coin to cover that?) and lastly the freedom to live 2.5 in one home and 1 0 in one car. (Car???!! And 1800 square feet of relatively safe housing that could hold 6 families and a yak? Be praised such the rich woman she is) The truth - that most of us including myself - wish not to admit - is that we as a nation are fat, spoiled and maintain a standard of living we EXPECT yet do not truly pay for. We simply charge it. And then squawk when someone dares to suggest the fat last indeed has sung her last tune. She expects to be paid or for us to expect the massive lowering of our basic standards. We argue over rail and pensions and fire fees when we aren't even paying the bill for the basic infrastructure, property tax breaks and station equipment /personnel in place now. But we sure expect them to be. Arrogantly so. So long as I got mine.

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  • James E.February 06, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Adversity leads to recession??

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