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Romney's approach to deficit tips scales against middle class

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To the editor,

As I did my taxes this week, I became hung up on a nagging thought. Mitt Romney paid a tax rate of only 13.9-percent in 2010 — why should I pay a higher rate?

Mitt Romney opposes the Buffett Rule. He thinks millionaires and billionaires should keep paying lower tax rates than me and other middle-class people.

In fact, Romney wants to give the average millionaire a $250,000 tax cut. And he wants to pay for this by turning Medicare into a voucher ...

To the editor,

As I did my taxes this week, I became hung up on a nagging thought. Mitt Romney paid a tax rate of only 13.9-percent in 2010 — why should I pay a higher rate?

Mitt Romney opposes the Buffett Rule. He thinks millionaires and billionaires should keep paying lower tax rates than me and other middle-class people.

In fact, Romney wants to give the average millionaire a $250,000 tax cut. And he wants to pay for this by turning Medicare into a voucher program, gutting Social Security and raising taxes on millions of hardworking families with kids making less than $40,000. So my young family's taxes will be raised to pay for Romney's Medicare?

While President Obama has a balanced approach to reducing our deficit, Mitt Romney's approach tips the scales against the middle class. Obama is trying to solve problems and look to the future, while Romney is trying to protect his "old money" at the expense of the rest of us.

Kerstin Breidenthal

Sanbornton