Enough is enough on income tax increases
The U.S. Senate wants an income tax increase to help balance the federal budget.
In 2010 the Democrat-controlled Senate and House passed an income tax increase. From my $417 weekly pension check, federal income taxes were raised from $15 to $26 a week, a 58 percent increase, and my West Virginia state income tax increased an additional 5 percent.
Last year, Congress increased income taxes on the rich. Of course, West Virginia added an additional 5 percent of this increase to its state income tax. Congress also raised our Social Security and Medicare taxes.
I believe that three federal income tax increases along with two West Virginia state income tax increases, with an additional federal and state income tax increase looming, that enough is enough.
Also, let's not forget that in two years, company-provided health insurance will be taxed as income.
To our two West Virginia U.S. senators and to the West Virginia Legislature: would you folks mind terribly if my wife and I eat tonight?
Duane Borchers Sr.
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