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Letter to the Editor

Trump will renew his tax cuts for the wealthy. In fact, he wants to lower the upper tax rate even further. Possibly eliminating income taxes completely using tariffs to compensate, ultimately making middle class consumers pay most of the tax burden while enriching himself and his billionaire donors. Trump has the dubious honor of raising the National Debt by $8 trillion dollars in just four years of his presidency. Eisenhower was the last Republican Administration to have a balanced budget. The highest tax bracket was over 90%. The wealthy survived at the same time middle class families thrived and prospered. Eisenhower maintained FDR’s New Deal. Help stop the Voodoo Economics of Republicans before they run the USA into the ground. Vote to stop income inequality.

William Hodge, Franklin