Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Open letter to Congressman McClintock

EDITOR:

Dear Congressman McClintock,

No doubt you’re aware of the $13 billion settlement negotiated between the Justice Department and J.P. Morgan Chase. I am intrigued by the fact that this sum, or a considerable part thereof, will be tax deductible. In other words, the taxpayers will subsidize J.P. Morgan’s taxes — provided they pay any at all — and the cost to the bank will be considerably less than the $13 billion the Wall Street Journal, FOX News and this newspaper have compared to highway robbery.

Perhaps you could introduce a bill allowing U.S. citizens to deduct from their taxes fines and penalties imposed by various government entities.

Specifically, I have in mind speeding and parking tickets, penalties for not filing taxes — the list is endless. Should such a bill (the McClintock Fairness Act to Restore Tax Sanity) become law, your name recognition will instantly make you potential GOP vice-presidential timber.

JOHN GARON
Placerville

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 29, 2013 - 6:38 pm

    Jonh, are you on some sort of hormone therapy. Oxytocin? Prostaglandins? Your egg laying interval has really tightened up as of late. Be sure to increase your calcium intake.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 29, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    John, John, John . . . . X 100 . . . John . . . sorry, John

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  • James E.October 29, 2013 - 6:44 pm

    OMG, McClintock as a VP candidate? How low we have fallen. Phil, it's merely tic for tac: McClintock speaks, John replies. Nothing about eggs here.

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  • Dee#1October 29, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, McClintock as V.P. That is the best idea all day!

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 29, 2013 - 11:08 pm

    Dee, another groaner

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  • Paddy O'furnitureNovember 22, 2013 - 7:30 am

    OMG, Joe BiteMe IS our veep currently and James is worried about McClintock? Yes, we have certainly have fallen. In fact, with both the POTUS and the veep, we've hit bottom and started to dig.

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  • Cap'n CrunchNovember 22, 2013 - 9:55 am

    "...hit bottom and started to dig"? Omigod! Yes, Paddy - with a Caterpillar D-9! McClintock would be a welcome breath of fresh air!

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  • Jesus H ChristNovember 22, 2013 - 10:42 am

    If McClintock gives up his seat in congress to run for VP I'm all for it.

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  • billzzNovember 22, 2013 - 5:39 pm

    If I remember Accounting 101 correctly, a for-profit business may consider the "cost of doing business" as a deduction from profit. Comparing corporate taxes to individual taxes is like comparing apples to aardvarks.

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  • kggNovember 22, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    john writes: "Should such a bill (the McClintock Fairness Act to Restore Tax Sanity) become law, your name recognition will instantly make you potential GOP vice-presidential timber." kgg writes: no chance of that happening.

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