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Tax-Cut Calculations Don't Exactly Add Up

August 07, 2003

I recently received a letter from the IRS informing me that I'll be getting a check for $400 in two weeks. Regardless of the wisdom of the tax refund, we can all agree that the expense of sending these letters was unnecessary and a blatant attempt on the part of the president and Congress to curry favor. What next? A follow-up letter two weeks later from the president making sure we got the check? Perhaps those of us who grow tired of the foolishness in Washington should simply sign our checks over to the Democrats' campaign fund.

Don Tsuchiyama

Los Angeles

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I calculated my great big huge increase in savings after the tax cut: I received $1.18 more on my check. I don't know what I will do with $2.36 a month, but I am damn sure I am not going to use this windfall to pay bills. Hmmm, perhaps groceries.... What do you think? Wow, the "single, no-dependents" set is now paying through the nose for a huge welfare class: married with children. I feel a revolt coming on.... I feel a march in protest coming on.... I feel sick....

Jean Bennett

San Diego

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