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We’re missing the whole truth

September 23, 2012
The Herald-Star

To the editor:

Recently, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney stated 47 percent of the country pays no taxes and is too dependent on the government.

He is a well-educated man and what he doesn't say may or may not get him elected. He helped save the Olympics a few years back, with mostly government money that was accessible. There is such a thing as corporate welfare, where they have access to government money. Colleges use government money to educate our young and, at the end of life, nursing homes use government money to take care of the elderly.

Many working poor take on roles of taking care of elderly family members and handicapped men and women. Big corporations take advantage of government money to increase their business and have tax write-offs and set up business in tax-free zones. And, our politicians give themselves perks such as first-class seats on airlines wherever they travel, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

That would make 95 percent of America dependent on the government. If Romney addresses his remarks about the 47 percent, he should address the rest of the corporate welfare dependents. I just may have to drop back and punt at this year's election. We need the whole truth from each candidate.

Pat McPherson


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