I must respond to several uninformed BND letter writers.
Pete Hill wrongly assumes that I don’t pay income taxes. I’ve proudly paid taxes for the past 57 years – probably more than he has. What can you expect from a guy who gets his climate change knowledge from Fox News?
Phil Henning says President Obama could have done away with tax havens during the Democratic majority. Wrong. He must be unaware that 60 votes are needed to pass anything in the Senate. Obama tried to eliminate tax havens, but was obstructed by the GOP minority. More than 400 filibusters were staged by them during Obama’s first six years. Eleven times Republicans voted to protect tax havens and tax breaks for moving jobs overseas.
Russell C. Fette seems to have selective memory as he harps about the 79 Americans killed by Islamic terrorists during the Clinton administration and the four killed at Benghazi. He totally forgets about the 507 killed on President Reagan’s watch and the 2,997 killed on 9/11. He also forgets that 70 percent of the “yea” votes for the Iraq war were from Republicans.