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April 19, 2011


Elaine Viets

Congratulations to Jennifer Nelson and Kathryn Poulin, who won a free Advance Reading Copy of "Pumped for Murder," my Dead-End Job Mystery. Jennifer and Kathryn will get to read the same version of "Pumped" as the reviewers -- before the e-book and hardcover go on sale May 3.
check out their photos at www.elaineviets.com/contests.

Karen in Ohio

Well said, Elaine.

When Reagan was in office, the tax rates went down; the highest marginal tax rate had been very high, something like 90%, and it was reduced to I think 57%. Now the highest marginal tax rate is 33%, but there are some who don't want to pay anything at all. They are generally those with the means to find the maximum loopholes to avoid taxation, and those with the greatest unearned income, which is taxed at a much lower rate (15%).

My feeling is that I'm grateful to have an income, and to be able to pay my fair share, but the emphasis is on the word "fair".

Elaine Viets

I'm with you on that "fair," Karen. And why are our lawmakers protecting rich slackers?

Karen in Ohio

Makes ya wonder, doesn't it?


Great post, Elaine. It was great to learn about these folks who are trying to make things equitable.

Elaine Viets

I sure didn't expect the rich to volunteer to pay more. The ones I've met in Florida are whiners who expect everything for free. Guess I met the wrong ones.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

OH, my gosh. Happy to pay my fair share. But does General Electric pay ZERO?

SO annoying..thanks, Elaine..

Elaine Viets

That's what they say. GE doesn't seem anxious to shine a light on that subject, Hank.

Torque Wrench

I didn't know about all this things til you opened up such piece, I wonder why this people grow rich and famous when all they do is collect and collect..

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